Information for incoming exchange students

UNIL in a few words

UNIL is located in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The teaching language is French, and English for some Master's programmes.

Fields of studies

  • Arts
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Business and Economics
  • Geosciences and Environment
  • French as a foreign language
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Social and Political Sciences (incl. Psychology and Sports Science)
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Welcome to UNIL

Is your university a partner of UNIL?

Check on our database of partner universities!

If yes, you can apply at your home institution (Study abroad office or International relations office) to come at UNIL as an exchange student.

If not, you can come at UNIL as a guest student (more information).

Why choose UNIL?

  • Excellent reputation in research (see the ranking section above)
  • International environment (24% international students)
  • Strong commitment to quality in teaching

And also:

  • A beautiful Lakefront campus
  • A location in the heart of Europe (less than 4 hours by train to Paris or Milan)
  • And a vibrant cultural and night life!

Come on exchange at UNIL!

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Château de Dorigny  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 20 20
Fax +41 21 692 20 05