All information on requirements and procedures for registration at the University of Lausanne are available at the Service des Immatriculations et Inscriptions: www.unil.ch/immat.
Admission into the Bachelor curriculum
To be eligible to register in the School of Biology, the candidate must be registered at the University of Lausanne and hold a Swiss Maturité Fédérale diploma or other degree (e.g. foreign) enabling such registration.
The cases of (i) host students, (ii) students participating in a mobility programme or (iii) students registered at another university, following a course that is recognized by the other university at the School of Biology, are excepted.
Applicants for admission that do not hold a Maturité certificate and are over 25 years old may be admitted adhoc if they meet the registration requirements set by the University.
Admission to the Bachelor curriculum on the basis of prior academic experience
Applicants submit a complete file of academic qualifications to the Service des immatriculations et inscriptions.
The application files of the candidates that do not hold a Maturité certificate and are over 25 are considered by the Admissions Committee (the School Director, who chairs the committee, two school instructors and a representative of the Service d’orientation et conseil of the University of Lausanne).
After an analysis and evaluation of the completed file, the Admissions Committee selects candidates for an interview.
The Admission Committee aims to check the motives, acquired knowledge and professional experience relevant to the choice of study, as well as the soundness of their choice.
Following the interview, the School Director provides a written reasoned decision of acceptance or denial of admission to the candidate, and the procedures and deadlines for appeals are prescribed by university regulations.
In case of acceptance, the School Director specifies the duration of the validity of the decision.
A copy of the decision and the minutes of the interview is delivered to the Service des immatriculations et inscriptions for the appropriate follow through on the decision.
Admission to the Bachelor curriculum on the Basis of examination
Entrance by examination is reserved for people who do not have a qualification that matches those required for registration at the University of Lausanne. Candidates with one of this following qualification :
- Diploma from a "Ecole suisse du Degré Diplôme en 3 ans (EDD-3)"
- Swiss "Maturité spécialisée"
- Swiss "Maturité professionnelle"
are allowed to submit an application for admission via an entrance examination.
The entrance exam for admission to the School of Biology covers the following subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
The candidate is successful if each of the four grades (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) is equal to or greater than 4 out of 6. In case of failure, only the examinations receiving a grade below 4 must be taken again.
The examination takes place within the regular summer and autumn exam sessions of the School of Biology.
Admission in the academic Master's
The admission requirements for the three Masters are contained in the study regulations of each Master in Biology.
Admission as an auditor
Anyone over 18 years old can follow courses at the University of Lausanne as an auditor by registering at the Service des immatriculations et inscriptions by the time the courses begin.
The registration fee for a semester is CHF 150 and auditors do not receive any student card nor certificates of registration.
If you wish to register in a course of the School of Biology as an auditor, you must inform the School by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as to which courses you would like to follow so that we can verify that this request does not pose any problems. Following this, you must send us the auditor registration form and a copy of the receipt of fee payment.
All requirements for registration as an auditor are detailed on the page: