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How to Apply

Dates and Deadlines

The Programme will run from July 3rd to August 26th, 2014.

Registration are closed.

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. However, students at other levels may apply.

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.

The programme is highly competitive and students are chosen based upon their academic record, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.


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.

doc   Recommendation_Letter_Form.docx  (124 Kb)


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

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

 in this site:

Bâtiment Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne  -   -  Phone +41 21 692 40 10  -  Fax  +41 21 692 40 05