Scholarships and student rates

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Costs of living and studying

The basic budget of a student is about CHF 2000.- per month.

Registration fees for courses and examinations, and semester fees: CHF 580 (per semester).

The payment slip issued by the Service des immatriculations et inscriptions allows the students to pay the fees at one of the Swiss postal counters or by e-banking.


Several services are able to inform you on the granting of scholarships. First, we strongly recommend that you contact the Service des affaires socio-culturelles (SASC) (i.e, Student Affairs) of the University of Lausanne.

The Service of Social Affair and Student Mobility Office

Information on social affairs in general, including scholarships.

Others grants, funds and subsidies

The Grant office of UNIL proposes a large number of funds and foundations that are likely to award scholarships or grants for education or research projects, valid for all faculties.

Vaud: Office cantonal des bourses d’études et d’apprentissage

Information on the conditions and processes for obtaining a scholarship in the canton of Vaud.

State scholarships for Swiss students

The Conférence des Recteurs des Universités Suisses (CRUS) administers, on behalf of the Confederation, the state scholarships from abroad that are offered to Swiss students. The state scholarships are published within the section "State Scholarships". Other opportunities of financial aide are also listed in various sections.

IEFA: International Education Financial Aid

Directory of scholarship and financial aid possibilities granted to “international” students. Many useful links.

Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala

The foundation Zdenek and MIchaela Bakala gives scholarships to students or to researchers to offer the opportunity to study in the best foreign universities in USA, Great Britain or in Europe. This programme is for students or PhD students from University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne. It is not a programme for SEMP students (ex-ERASMUS).

Masters Grant Application (For people external to the UNIL only)

The University of Lausanne offers a limited number of Master's grants to candidates with qualifications from foreign universities who want to pursue a Master's degree in one of its Master's programs. You can find more information about the UNIL Master’s grants on the International web page.

Applications must be submitted to the Office for Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office before November 1st :

Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante
CH - 1015 Lausanne

For more information please contact

A Master's grant can only be awarded to candidates who satisfy the admission criteria of the Master's program. Candidates whose application for the grant is declined but who satisfy the admission criteria can still be admitted to the Master's program.

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