Particular conditions for candidates with a foreign secondary school diploma
Biology and Medicine
|1. Candidates must submit a preliminary registration application to the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) in Bern before 15 February 2014 (after this date, no consideration will be given to applications). Online applications are open as of November 2013 (med.crus.ch).|
It is essential to follow the procedure required by the CRUS within the deadlines.
Candidates who have not indicated UNIL as their first choice when pre-registering at CRUS cannot apply for medical studies at UNIL after 15 February.
In April at the latest, the CRUS 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 2014, further to the pre-enrolment at the CRUS.
2. 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) 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.
* 2014 : 15 February 2014
These restrictions are valid for bachelor and master studies.
3. Dental and veterinary medicine are not taught at the University of Lausanne.
Only first year courses are taught in Lausanne. A subsequent transfer to the University of Geneva is therefore obligatory.
Candidates for the Bachelor degree whose secondary school diploma does not include either Latin or Ancient Greek must, depending on the discipline chosen, follow a foundation course in Latin or Ancient Greek.
Candidates for the Bachelor degree in possession of a secondary school diploma that includes Latin are required to follow only a part of these additional courses.
Social and Political Sciences (SSP)
Sport Sciences and Physical Education: candidates for the Bachelor's degree in Sport Sciences and Physical Education who are eligible for registration must in addition take a prior physical aptitude test organised at end of August/beginning of September. Information on the site or from the secretariat of the ISSUL (telephone 021 692 21 80)
School of Criminal Justice (ESC)
For some foreign secondary school diplomas, admission to UNIL requires also a university entrance exam in the country of origin. If a university entrance exam is required in addition to the diploma of secondary education, success in that exam must give access to the same study orientation as that chosen at UNIL.
For candidates choosing the ESC, the university entrance exam may give access to the following study orientations: Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Medicine. The university granting the attestation must be recognised by UNIL. Candidates must also satisfy all the other registration conditions.