Student application from partner universities
As a regular student in one of your partner universities, you can pretend one or two semesters at HEC Lausanne. Please contact the International Relations Office of your home university regarding the administrative procedures.
Exchange term during the autumn semester (1st semester)
- Nomination by coordinators
- Faculty Agreements + Unil General Agreements March 31
- SEMP (ex-Erasmus) Agreements May 31
- Reception of forms June 30
Exchange term during the spring semester (2nd semester)
- Nomination by coordinators (for all agreements) October 15
- Reception of forms October 31
Formalities after the admission
Exchange students must be nominated by the international office at the Partner University via email (first name - last name - gender - study level - semester(s) of study - email address of the student).
After receiving the confirmation of your nomination as an exchange student at HEC Lausanne by the partner university, we will send you the online procedure for registration at HEC Lausanne by email. Once the registration received, the SASME (Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service) from the University of Lausanne will get in contact with you concerning the various administrative formalities to be completed (visa, residence permit, insurances, etc).
Students are not required to pass any language proficiency test. A minimum level of B2 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" is expected in French and/or English depending on the language of instruction of the courses attended by the student.
Students from other facutlies and EPFL
For students who would like to attend one or two courses at HEC Lausanne.
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Free Mover application
If your home university does not have an agreement with HEC Lausanne, you have the possibility to study at our university as a free mover student, for one semester or one academic year. Our faculty welcomes a great number of students coming from partner universities and only a small percentage of guest students. A strongly eliminatory selection takes place after each registration deadline.
Registration Fees (in case of non-acceptance, the registration fees of CHF 200.- is not reimbursable)
The HEC Lausanne faculty does not accept a guest student coming from a partner university.
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HEC Lausanne demands the following documents:
- Online registration
- a letter of motivation
- your Curriculum Vitae
- your university transcript
- a certificate from your university confirming academic recognition of one semester or one year as a guest student
Your application must be received by the Admissions Department within the deadlines.
The student has to obtain a study visa by himself.
An exchange/free mover student does not obtain a degree or diploma from HEC Lausanne.
A free mover student registered at HEC is not allowed to take some courses at other faculties of the University or at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).