Application & Admission

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.

Deadlines

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).

Language requirements

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.

To know more

We draw your attention to the fact that there is a risk of overlapping with the exam dates HEC Lausanne. The exam dates of the Faculty cannot be modified under any circumstances.

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)

Semester Fees  

The HEC Lausanne faculty does not accept a guest student coming from a partner university.

To know more

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).

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General contact

Student exchange Office
University of Lausanne
HEC Lausanne
Internef 256-256.1
Quartier de Chamberonne
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

Internal post:
Box 96

INCOMING students: hec.incoming@unil.ch

OUTGOING students: hec.outgoing@unil.ch

QTEM program: isabelle.schmid@unil.ch

Office hours:
from Monday to Friday, 9.00-12.00

Learn more

Internef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 33 00
Fax +41 21 692 33 05
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