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Scholarships and student rates

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Costs of living and studying

The basic budget of a student is about CHF 1900.- per month.

Registration fees for courses and examinations, and semester fees: CHF 580 (per semester).

The payment slip issued by the Service des immatriculations et inscriptions allows the students to pay the fees at one of the Swiss postal counters or by e-banking.


Several services are able to inform you on the granting of scholarships. First, we strongly recommend that you contact the Service des affaires socio-culturelles (SASC) (i.e, Student Affairs) of the University of Lausanne.

The Service of Socio-Cultural affairs of the University of Lausanne

Information on social affairs in general, including scholarships.

Others grants, funds and subsidies

The Grant office of UNIL proposes a large number of funds and foundations that are likely to award scholarships or grants for education or research projects, valid for all faculties. You will find in the section "Other sources of financial aide" a selection of major suppliers of national and international subsidies.

Vaud: Office cantonal des bourses d’études et d’apprentissage

Information on the conditions and processes for obtaining a scholarship in the canton of Vaud.

State scholarships for Swiss students

The Conférence des Recteurs des Universités Suisses (CRUS) administers, on behalf of the Confederation, the state scholarships from abroad that are offered to Swiss students. The state scholarships are published within the section "State Scholarships". Other opportunities of financial aide are also listed in various sections.

IEFA: International Education Financial Aid

Directory of scholarship and financial aid possibilities granted to “international” students. Many useful links.

Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala

The foundation Zdenek and MIchaela Bakala gives scholarships to students or to researchers to offer the opportunity to study in the best foreign universities in USA, Great Britain or in Europe. This programme is for students or PhD students from University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne. It is not a programme for SEMP students (ex-ERASMUS).

Masters Grant Application (For people external to the UNIL only)

To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Your application must be submitted to the Office for socio-cultural affairs (SASC) before 15 December :

Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires socio-culturelles
CH - 1015 Lausanne

If you need more information, please contact : info.sasc@unil.ch

You can find all information about the UNIL Master's grants on the UNIL International web page.

When the Admissions department of the University of Lausanne will have transmitted your application for the grant to the School of Biology, it will be examined to check if your academical track is in adequacy with the chosen Master to guarantee you the maximum of success.

If your application for the grant is not accepted but you have the adequate academical track for the Master program, the School of Biology will contact you to know whether you are still interested in our Master (without grant).

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