UNIL Master's Grants for International Students
The University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master's Grants to international students who wish to pursue a Master's degree at the university. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and cover the tuition fees and a monthly allowance.
The University of Lausanne (UNIL), located in Lausanne, Switzerland, stands as a prestigious institution renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, research innovation, and global collaboration. Established in 1537, UNIL has evolved into a comprehensive research university that offers a diverse range of programs spanning various fields of study. With a strong emphasis on fostering a stimulating learning environment and advancing knowledge, UNIL is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.
UNIL's reputation is bolstered by its exceptional faculty, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of research and education. The university prides itself on encouraging interdisciplinary approaches, facilitating collaborations across different departments, and promoting innovative thinking. As a hub of intellectual exploration, UNIL attracts students and scholars from around the globe, contributing to a diverse and multicultural campus community.
The university's commitment to cutting-edge research is reflected in its state-of-the-art facilities, research centers, and laboratories. UNIL excels in fields such as life sciences, social sciences, humanities, and environmental studies, among others. Additionally, UNIL's strong ties to local and international industries foster impactful partnerships, leading to practical applications of research findings and meaningful contributions to society. Overall, the University of Lausanne continues to uphold its legacy of academic distinction while preparing students to excel in an ever-evolving global landscape.
The scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the programme chosen by the student. It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months a year) for the complete duration of the masters (one and a half years or two years depending on the chosen masters), with the exception of cases of definitive failure after the first year.
The application form for the Masters Scholarship also serves as an application for ADMISSION to the chosen Master's program (and hence as a matriculation form at UNIL): you therefore do not need to apply for the master’s degree at the Admission Office (SII) of UNIL.
Candidates for the Masters Scholarship must apply online and upload their complete application file in PDF during the online application (refer to the document in the margin, "list of documents for an application"). Application files in PDF sent by email and incomplete application files will not be considered.
Additionally, for candidates with a bachelor issued from a university based in a State which did not ratify the Lisbon Recognition Convention , a certified copy in a sealed envelope of the university of the university documents has to be sent by postal mail. Please consult the procedure to follow regarding the certified copies (see information in the blue box). The sealed envelope with the certified copies of the university must be sent to the following address within the deadline of November 1st (post mark), but only if the online application was filled in and sent successfully.
Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante (SASME)
CH - 1015 Lausanne
Candidates with a bachelor issued from a university based in a State which did ratify the Lisbon Recognition Convention must not send certified copies by postal mail.