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 for international students wishing to pursue a Master's Degrees in most fields of study offered at University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

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.

The 2018-2019 UNIL Master's Grants are now open to international students around the world. 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 (or 10 months a year)

Method of Application
Candidates must send their completed application (refer to the document, "list of documents to attach to your application"), unbound, by post only to the following address:

Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante (SASME)
Bâtiment Unicentre
CH - 1015 Lausanne

The application form must be completed on a computer and duly signed by the candidate. The application for the Masters scholarship also serves as an application for admission to your chosen masters (and therefore an application to register at UNIL). You must not make an application for admission to the masters degree via the Admissions Department (SII). Decisions taken on all applications are not open to appeal.

It is important to read the UNIL Master's grants FAQ(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 1 November 2017

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. Since 2005, the University follows the requirements of the Bologna process. Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Geneva.

Application Deadline: 1 November 2017
Open to International Applications: Yes

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