Mobility IN

Incoming exchange students | Formalities | During the exchange | At the end of the exchange | Need help ?

Incoming exchange students

The University of Lausanne offers students from more than 90 partner universities the opportunity to follow one or two semesters within its Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE). Six fields of study are proposed:

  • Geography
  • Environmental Science / Studies
  • Geology
  • Biogeosciences (at Master's level only)
  • Sustainability (at Master's level only)
  • Tourism (at Master's level only)



You would like to enrol in the FGSE ? Is your home university or faculty a partner of UNIL or FGSE ? Check our database of partner universities.

If not, you can attend UNIL as a guest student (more information).


During the exchange

Registration for programs, courses and examinations

Students must register for all programs and courses they want to follow as well as for examns within the deadline set by the faculty via the faculty’s Internet site.

Course timetable

The course timetable is published on the FGSE Internet site according to each study programme (or > Course and timetable  - bottom left-hand corner).


Course evaluations take place during the semester for continuous assessments, reports and seminars. Oral and written examinations take place during the official sessions. (More information

Warning: if you have to take oral and/or written exams, you must be available to sit the exams during the official session. We do not organize earlier sessions for exchange students (except in case of force majeure duly justified and notified to within the first 4 weeks of the course).

Courses at the Master’s level are accessible only to Master level students.


At the end of the exchange

A transcript of the obtained grades will be sent directly to your home university.


Need help ?

The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office is available to answer your questions regarding :

  • Your academic record
  • Your registration at UNIL
  • Your student card
  • Your username and password
  • Accommodation problems
  • Any organisational questions
  • More information

The FGSE’s Academic counsellors will help you for any questions concerning the course contents. For any enquiries concerning the organization of your studies in FGSE (enrolment, timetable, etc.) don’t hesitate to contact the FGSE’s Academic Secretariat (


For further information

Studying in Switzerland
Recognition for foreign university diplomas

Studying at the University of Lausanne
Regulations and procedures for international students

Studying at UNIL in the context of a mobility program
All important information from the International Relations’ website

Finding an exchange agreement with UNIL (in french)
Database of all agreements between UNIL and other universities throughout the world

Academic Calendar (in french)
All dates and deadlines that should not be missed

Admission, registration, fees, student tax
Procedures and deadlines to be taken into account

Pre-registration online
It is also possible to submit an application by mail to the Student Admissions and Registration services

Student Welfare service
For a small aid with funding

Géopolis - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 692 35 00