University of Lausanne Scholarships in Switzerland for International Masters Students

UNIL Masters Grants

Course(s) Offered: Available disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: UNIL
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Scholarship Description
The University of Lausanne (aka UNIL) in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Scholarship Grants to international students wishing to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.

The UNIL Master’s Grants, offered to students with qualifications from foreign universities, aim to facilitate access to UNIL Master’s degrees. The University awards these Master’s grants on a competitive basis.

Students from all over the world are invited to apply for a position in this scholarship grants.

UNIL Masters Grants

Required conditions:
  • The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
  • The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.
Selection criteria:
The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary 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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY foreign country

Participating Institutions
Universite de Lausanne (UNIL) in Lausanne, Switzerland

Fields of study
Candidates must choose a 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 may 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 see All Master's programmes, UNIL programmes taught in English, or Academic calendar.

Number of awards
About ten (10) Master’s grants are awarded annually

Sponsorship duration
The grant is for a duration 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 results in suspension of the grant.

Scholarship benefits
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 within the deadline to Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service (SASME) at University of Lausanne. Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration and are returned to the sender. If the application is complete, it will be examined by the Admissions Service to determine whether 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 the UNIL Master's grants regulations(pdf), and visit the official website (link to it is below) 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.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2016
Open to International Applications: Yes

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