1. Bachelor programme
Candidates must submit a preliminary registration application to swissuniversities in Bern before 15 February 2016 (after this date, no consideration will be given to applications). Online applications are open as of November 2015 (swissuniversities).
It is essential to follow the procedure required by the swissuniversities within the deadlines.
Candidates who have not indicated UNIL as their first choice when pre-registering at swissuniversities cannot apply for medical studies at UNIL after 15 February.
In April at the latest, swissuniversities will inform all pre-enrolled candidates personally about the procedure to be followed later in order to enrol in medical studies.
Note: it is mandatory to submit an online application at UNIL before 30 April 2016, further to the pre-enrolment at swissuniversities.
2. Master programme
A preliminary registration at swissuniversities is not requested for an application to a Master programme. However, a foreign Bachelor in Medecine may not be deemed equivalent to a swiss Bachelor in Medecine and therefore not give access to a Master programme. Admission to the Bachelor programme can only be taken into consideration if the preliminary registration has been submitted to swissuniversities before 15 February 2016.
3. Bachelor and Master programme
Cantonal regulations on admission of foreign candidates to medicine studies, article 2 (the French version prevails) :
"1The following foreign candidates are treated in the same way as Swiss candidates in the view of obtaining a study place if they satisfy the registration conditions::
citizens of Liechtenstein;
foreigners established in Switzerland or in Liechtenstein;
foreigners residing in Switzerland whose parents are established in Switzerland;
foreigners residing in Switzerland who are married to a Swiss citizen, respectively whose spouse has been established in Switzerland for at least five years or has been holding a Swiss work permit for at least five years;
foreigners residing in Switzerland who are engaged in a registered partnership to a Swiss citizen, respectively whose partner has been established in Switzerland for at least five years or has been holding a Swiss work permit for at least five years;
foreigners residing in Switzerland holding a Swiss work permit for at least five years, respectively foreigners residing in Switzerland, whose parents have been holders of a Swiss work permit for at least five years;
foreigners residing in Switzerland holding a Swiss secondary school diploma (Maturité) or a cantonal Swiss-wide recognised secondary school diploma (Maturité), or a vocational secondary school diploma (Maturité professionelle) completed by a certificate of complementary exams;
foreigners residing in Switzerland, whose parents are residents in Switzerland and citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU), provided that they are under 21 or financially dependent, according to annexe 1, art. 3, §6 of the agreement with the EU on the free movement of people;
foreigners whose parents are diplomats in Switzerland;
- people who are recognized as refugees by Switzerland.
2To be treated in the same way as Swiss candidates, foreign candidates mentioned in paragraph 1 must be in possession of the documents justifying their eligibility to medical studies at the latest on the deadline established by the Conférence universitaire suisse (CUS)1 for the enrolment in medical studies*. The diploma can be provided later."
3The registration conditions established by the "Règlement du 6 avril 2005 d'application de la loi du 6 juillet 2004 sur l'Université de Lausanne" remain valid.
* 2016 : 15 February 2016
1 currently Conférence suisse des hautes écoles (CSHE)
These restrictions are valid for bachelor and master studies.
4. Transfers: a candidate having studied the first year of Bachelor in Medicine at another Medical Faculty, either in Switzerland or abroad, and who wishes to finish his/her Bachelor in Medicine at UNIL, can apply for admission only after completing and validating the first year at his/her home university. The procedure described under point 1 has to be respected. Foreign students also have to fulfill the criteria mentioned under point 3.
5. Dental and veterinary medicine are not taught at the University of Lausanne.