Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

All participants must comply with the course’s specific criteria. Please check the course’s webpage.

What are the language requirements ?

Most courses are taught in English. Please check the course’s webpage for more information.

How long does the application process take to complete?

The online application form will only take a few minutes to complete. Please register on our dedicated platform. Applications can be modified or completed thanks to a simple personal account created with your application.

How do I apply?

By filling in the online application. Please follow the instructions.

How can I pay / when do I pay?
Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. Full information can be found in the application form on each course’s webpage.


Does UNIL offer financial aid?

Each summer school is responsible for scholarships. Where grants are available, details for applying and the selection criteria can be found on the course’s webpage.

Does UNIL provide accommodation?

Most summer schools offer accommodation as part of the tuition fees. You will find more information on each course’s webpage.

What about local costs?
To give you an idea on prices in Switzerland, please check the information on budgets available on the Practical Info page.
Can I apply to different courses?
You can apply to different courses, but should bear in mind the cancellation policies described in the Rules & Regulations.
Will I receive credits for my course?
Some summer schools offer ECTS credits. This is indicated on the course’s page. However, the University of Lausanne is not responsible for the recognition of ECTS credits by the home university. It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their home university recognises the program.
What about cancellation?
Please check our cancellation policies described under the Rules & Regulations
What's the weather like? Do I need an adapter? When are the stores open?
Please visit the Practical Info page, where you can find tips under the Good to know tab.
Will Wi-Fi be available?
Yes, Free Wi-Fi will be available during your entire stay on campus.
Do I need to bring a laptop?
Computers are available on campus. However, a personal laptop might be useful in order to work on your courses. Free Wi-Fi will be available during your entire stay on campus.
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