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How to Apply

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Dates and Deadlines

The Programme will run from July 6th to August 27th, 2015

The on-line application is now closed.

The application must be complete including reference letters by midnight CET 31st of January 2015.

On-line application procedure

Eligibility and Selection

The programme is aimed at undergraduate students who have completed the second or third year of their university degree in any biological or medical field. Undergraduate means the first 4 years of university training usually towards a bachelor's degree.

The programme is highly competitive and students are chosen based upon their academic record (typically GPA >3.75 or equivalent, and/or top 5% class ranking), personal statements, and letters of recommendation.
If your university does not use a 4 point scale, then include an explanation of the your grading scale in the online application (under curriculum vitae B). Differences in grading scales will be taken into consideration, but you must be in the top 5 % of your class.)

Students can be of any nationality and be studying in any country, but should have very good abilities in written and spoken English.

Students must be present for the entire programme to participate.

Selected participants will be informed via email about 3 weeks after the deadline.


A listing of all courses with grades taken at the university level is required in the online application. In addition, an official document of your transcripts, saved in a Word, JPG or PDF format, in English, French or German must be uploaded during the online application

This document should be named in the following format:

Recommendation letters
In addition to the online application, you must arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic work (e.g. professors). Please ask your referees to use the following letter template.

This form should be completed and named in the following format:


The document should be e-mailed directly by your referees to before the application deadline.

UNIL Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2015 Recommendation letter (Word)


Please address all questions to the SUR Programme Co-ordinator, Laurence Fluckiger

E-mail :
Tel: +41 21 692 40 17

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