How to register

How to register for the Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Science:

Online enrolment at the Admissions Service;

For information on course contents, please contact the Master's Coordinator:

Prof. Pietro de Anna

For information regarding admissions and administrative questions, please contact:

Christine Eden

Admission deadline

You can register until April 30th for starting our Master in the autumn 

Our Master's programme always starts in autumn. It is not possible to start in the spring.
For candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland, the deadline is February 28th

Sending a cover letter is not mandatory

However it helps us getting to know your motivations:
- Why did you chose this Master?
- What expectations do you have during your studies?
- What are your future career goals?
If you decide to write it, send it directly by email to:


Students wishing to be automatically admitted to the study program preparing for the Master's degree in Environmental Science have to satisfy the conditions of admission of the University of Lausanne and be in possession of:

  • a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the study areas of Environmental science or Earth science (swissuniversities) of a Swiss university
  • a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in another study area, issued by a Swiss or foreign University and judged to be equivalent by the Admissions service

If the Bachelor of Science (BSc) was not obtained as mentioned above, the scientific Committee may propose the admission of the candidate without a study complement or subject to a study complement which should not exceed 60 ECTS credits  (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

  • If the study complement does not exceed 15 ECTS, candidates are admitted subject to the condition that the study complement is validated during the first year of the Master program
  • If the study complement exceeds 15 ECTS, candidates are admitted subject to the condition that the study complement is validated before starting the Master program (this implies a delay of one academic year)
  • If the study complement exceeds 60 ECTS, the candidate is refused.

The faculty regulations and study plans further specify these details and they are the legally binding texts.