Registration conditions for doctoral studies for holders of a foreign university degree or a foreign university of applied sciences degree

Candidates wishing to obtain a doctorate must be judged formally eligible for the doctoral programme by the Admissions Service. They must have a Master issued by a Swiss university or HES or a Master deemed equivalent by the Rectorate to a Swiss university or HES Master.

General rules for university studies
The total number of credits gained and courses taken within the bachelor or master programme or the university degree deemed equivalent by the Rectorate must have been achieved at a university recognized by the Rectorate of the University of Lausanne. Only bachelor’s respectively master degrees or university degrees issued after programmes comparable to those existing in Switzerland and followed at public universities (recognised by UNIL) are accepted.

In case of doubt, it is up to the candidates to submit all the necessary documents to establish their eligibility.

The following programmes in particular are not recognised:

- For a bachelor's degree, university programmes including more than 15 ECTS credits out of 180 for internships or equivalent
- For a master degree, university programmes including more than 45 ECTS credits out of 120 for internships or equivalent
- Technological or vocational university courses;
- Correspondence courses or distance learning programmes.

Candidates must also satisfy the following requirements:

Agreement of a professor to act as thesis supervisor;

Agreement of the Faculty.

These agreements are validated by the signature on the PhD form.

 

Online enrolment and preparation of your application
Access to the online enrolment and the list of the documents you have to send by postal mail. 
(there is no need to send the documents by mail or fax in parallel)

Do not forget to take note of all the information mentioned in the next tab.

 

 

 

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NOTE

the French version of the registration conditions prevails

Assistant UNIL & Doctorat

Selon l'art. 6 du règlement sur les assistants de l'Université de Lausanne du 13 juin 2007 :

"L'assistant diplômé est porteur d'un grade d'une haute école donnant accès à l'inscription au doctorat à l'Université de Lausanne. Il doit être inscrit en thèse au plus tard douze mois après son premier engagement." 

Doctorant financé par des fonds externes

La Directive de la Direction 1.31. - Doctorant financé par des fonds externes mentionne à l'art. 1 al. 2 et 3 :

"Le doctorant est porteur d’un grade d’une haute école universitaire donnant accès à
l’immatriculation à l’Université de Lausanne et à l’inscription au sein d’une faculté en
tant que doctorant.

Il doit être inscrit en thèse au plus tard douze mois après son premier engagement. Le
Décanat de la Faculté confirme au Service des ressources humaines l’inscription
formelle du doctorant en thèse au plus tard durant le 13ème mois qui suit la date du
début du 1er engagement." 


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