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Admission conditions for Master studies for holders of a Bachelor issued by a Swiss university or a Swiss university of applied sciences (HES)


Candidates are eligible for enrolment in a Master programme if they hold a Bachelor degree awarded by a Swiss university or another university qualification deemed equivalent by the Rectorate in the corresponding discipline.

Candidates holding a HES* Bachelor are admitted subject to catch up the missing theoretical bases during the Master programme.

*Haute Ecole Spécialisée

Candidates with a Bachelor in a different field from the chosen Master programme are admitted on the condition of catching up the theoretical bases before starting their studies.

The faculty regulations or study plans specify the essential theoretical bases.

For Master programmes offered by:
- Medical school
- Faculty of Arts  
see the Particular conditions

Language requirement: a C1 level is recommended in the language of instruction of the master concerned. Students whose mother tongue is not French and who have no Swiss secondary school diploma must sit a French exam before final registration for the preparatory year for admission to the Master programme.




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.





How to enrol at UNIL


First of all select the Master programme you wish to apply for

Apply within the deadlines (candidates holding a Swiss Degree)

Autumn semester 2018/2019:
before 30 April 2018

Spring semester 2019:
before 30 novembre 2018
Note: only candidates for certain Master's programmes may register in the spring semester.


Part-time Master
Conditions for part-time studies, only for Master programmes

Specific registration conditions for Master programmes
Medicine and Lettres (Art)

Processing of your application
What happens once you have confirmed your online enrolment and sent the required documents.

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.

Register for the Service courses (“cours satellite”) or the Cours de vacances for non-French speakers
If you wish to take French courses beside or before your regular studies.

Request for equivalences
For students who wish to obtain equivalences for their former university studies.







the French version of the registration conditions prevails
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