Administrative procedures

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Equivalencies (Credit transfers)

The School of Biology can recognize previously taken courses as replacements for equivalencies but only for the academic curriculum for which the request is made.

A request can only be made for courses that formed part of a successful year of study or if a degree has been obtained.

A written request must be submitted no later than the 2nd week of the first semester of studies at the School of Biology.

The student must have passed an exam in the courses for which an equivalency credit is sought.

A student who obtains equivalencies must acquire at least 120 ECTS credits for a Bachelor degree and 60 ECTS credits for a Master degree in the School of Biology curriculum to obtain the corresponding degree awarded by the Faculty.

Requests for leave

The School of Biology grants leaves for the following motives:

Studies in another Swiss or foreign university

The request is accepted for an exchange that is outside of the mobility programme, if the curriculum followed by the student is known and accepted by the School of Biology.

Semesters of leave are counted as part of the total duration of studies.

A practical training that is directly related to the studies

The request is accepted if the student presents a certification of his or her acceptance in a practical training or internship directly related to his or her studies to the School of Biology.

Semesters of leave are counted as part of the total duration of studies.

Military or civil service

The request is accepted if student presents the summons from the concerned service to the School of Biology.

Semesters of leave for military or civil service are not counted in the total duration of the studies.

Sickness

The request is accepted if the student presents a medical certificate to the School of Biology.

Semesters of leave because of sickness are not counted in the total duration of the studies.

Pregnancy/Maternity

The request is accepted if the student presents a medical certificate to the School of Biology.

Semesters of leave for pregnancy or maternity are not counted in the total duration of the studies.

 

Requests for leave to prepare for exams or to write the Master thesis are not accepted by the School of Biology.

Warning!

The total number of semesters of leave may not exceed three semesters for a Bachelor and two semesters for a Master.

The student on leave remains registered at UNIL. He is required to pay the semester fee in accordance with Article 85d of RLUL.
 

Situation of disability

Information Request

The University of Lausanne takes into account your specific situation as a student with a disability, on the basis of a medical certificate. For general information, please refer to the dedicated UNIL web page (only in French).

If you have questions specific related to the School of Biology, please contact Marie-Paule Charnay (Phone : +41 (0) 21 692 4011).

Request about the Exams

With a valid medical certificate, the School of Biology considers on a case-by-case basis the specific situation of a student with a disability.

 

Please, request had to be sent to biologie-etudiants@unil.ch during the first 4 weeks of the semester:

  • October 15 for the winter session
  • March 15 for the summer and fall sessions

Any request must be justified by the delivery of an original medical certificate. This must clearly indicate:

  • desired amenities (extra time for exams, special room and / or equipment ...)
  • the period for which amenities are requested (exam sessions, semesters, the entire course, etc.).

NB: For dyslexic and dysorthographic patients, a logopedist report may be accepted instead of the medical certificate.

 

The School of Biology reserves the right not to grant all or a part of the request depending on the available resources or if the application is disproportionate.

Military affairs

For any request to delay military service, come to the secretariat during the opening hours with the documents "avis de service" or "ordre de marche".

The School of Biology fills a form giving its notice and send it to the army directly.

Contact:

Mrs Almudena Vazquez
Secrétariat des étudiants
School of Biology – office 312
Campus UNIL-Sorge
Amphipôle Building
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél: +41 21 692 40 10
Fax: +41 21 692 40 05

 

More information about the swiss military service

Elit athlete

Find all the information and special conditions for elite athletes on the site of the admission service.

Triangle Azur

Triangle Azur

More information on Triangle-azur.ch.

Marked copies consultation & appeals
 

Marked copies consultation

On request students have access to marked copies of their examinations after each examination session. The student has to ask the teacher within 10 days following the exam publication.

Consulting an examination copy could serve to understand the note obtained or to set of arguments for building a case for appeal.

Appeals

An appeal can only be lodged within the 33 calendar days following the electronic notification of the exam results (initial date = email announcing the publication of the results on MyUNIL, sent by the secretariat of the School of Biology).

To be accepted, an appeal must:

• Cite precise and admissible motives, such as non-compliance with the regulations, improper procedure, grievance over arbitrariness.

• Be written by the student or be accompanied by a proxy of the student if it is lodged by a third person.

 

Address the appeal to:

Direction de l’Ecole de biologie
Quartier UNIL-Sorge
Bâtiment Amphipôle
CH-1015 Lausanne

 

Service juridique provides you with an internet page dedicated to Appeals (only in French) : www.unil.ch/service-juridique/home/menuinst/recours-etudiants.html

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