University of Lausanne Scholarships in Switzerland for International Masters Students
UNIL Masters Grants
Course(s) Offered: Available Fields
Course Level: Graduate Level (masters)
Country to Study in: Switzerland
The University of Lausanne (aka UNIL) in Switzerland awards the UNIL Master’s Scholarship Grants to international students that wish to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.
The UNIL Master’s Grants, given to students with qualifications from foreign universities, targets to facilitate access to UNIL Master’s degrees. The University gives these Master’s grants on a competitive basis.
Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply for a position in this scholarship grants.
- The candidate must be a holder of a degree from a foreign university.
- The qualification held by the candidate must be equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.
The grants are meant more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have challenges meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however mandatory that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.
Citizens of ANY foreign country
Universite de Lausanne (UNIL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
Fields of study
Candidates must make a choice of the Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, EXCEPT:
- Master of Medicine
- Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education
- Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
- Master of Law in Criminal Sciences, judiciary mention
- Master of Science in Traceology and Crime Analysis
- All the MAS (3rd cycle programmes)
The grant can not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) or Masters of Advanced studies (MAS). For more on academic programs, please refere to All Master’s programmes, UNIL programmes taught in English, or Academic calendar.
Number of awards
About ten (10) Master’s grants are given annually
The grant is for a period not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme will lead to suspension of the grant.
The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July
Method of Application
Candidates must complete the “UNIL Master’s Grant” form and submit their application(https://www.unil.ch/international/en/home/menuguid/futures-etudiantes/bourses-master-de-lunil.html) within the stipulated deadline to Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service (SASME) at University of Lausanne. Incomplete applications are not given consideration and are returned to the sender. If the application is complete, it will be examined by the Admissions Service to determine if the candidate can be admitted. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASME to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled.
It is important to read through the UNIL Master’s grants regulations(pdf), and visit the official website for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Applications must be submitted to the Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service (SASME) before 15 December 2016
Decisions taken on all applications are not open to appeal.
The University of Lausanne (UNIL, French: Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. International students of varying nationalities attend the university, which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with world-renowned universities. Since 2005, the University follows the requirements of the Bologna process. The 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Lausanne 116th globally. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015 ranked the University of Lausanne 11th in Europe and 41st globally, out of 750 universities.
Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Geneva.