How to enrol at UNIL
Keep to the specific deadlines regarding your application
You have to submit your complete application to the Admissions Service :
Autumn semester 2017/2018:
before 31 July 2017
Spring semester 2018:
before 30 November 2017
The prospective PhD student must also send the two copies of the completed and signed PhD form to his/her thesis director. The link to the form is provided in the online application and in the email acknowledging receipt sent immediately after the confirmation by the candidate (to be printed out by him/her).
The thesis director signs and forwards the form to the Doctoral School or the Dean’s Office, who stamps and signs the document before returning it to the Admissions Service by 15 October 2017 (autumn semester 2017/2018) or 28 February 2018 (spring semester 2018). It is therefore important for the candidate to forward the PhD form to the thesis director without delay.
Important: doctoral students must be registered at UNIL from the beginning to the end of their doctorate (i.e. until their thesis is registered at the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire) (registration of the thesis after 15 October: enrolment required for the Autumn semester / after 28 February: enrolment required for the Spring semester).
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.
The administrative fees have to be paid before sending the documents.
Apply for a visa
How to obtain a visa for your studies in Switzerland.
Processing of your application in Doctorate
What happens once you have confirmed your online enrolment and sent the required documents.
Register for the Service courses (“cours satellite”) or the Cours de vacances for non-French speakers
If you wish to take French courses beside your regular studies.