You will find the full list of central services available to you here (in French).
The Welcome Centre offers advice and information to support our welcome to visiting researchers and professors invited by UNIL institutes or faculties for a limited period (i.e. those neither enrolled at nor employed by UNIL) and members of staff from abroad coming to a permanent post at UNIL.
The Human Resources Department is available to answer questions about your contract of employment with UNIL and provide general information about personnel administration (residence permits, terms of remuneration, social insurance, the pension fund etc.)
Your HR partner is available to answer questions by email or by appointment. Please look at the list of contacts by unit.
The Office for Social Affairs and Student Mobility (SASME) is available to help UNIL students, exchange students and those in receipt of a grant from the Swiss Confederation. Its responsibilities include social affairs and financial assistance for students, welcome for exchange students and, generally, the development of exchange agreements.
Are you a new employee, about to start work at UNIL?
Your first contact will be the Human Resources Department who will be able to answer all your questions about the terms of your contract, taxes, work permit, your pay, social security contributions, family allowances etc.)
The Welcome Centre is also available to answer questions about immigration, life in Switzerland, Lausanne the surrounding area, accommodation options, insurance, childcare services etc.
This website provides useful information to help you before and after your arrival in Lausanne. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
Are you a visiting researcher at UNIL or working at UNIL for a limited period without a UNIL contract?
Your first point of contact will be your host and the department or institute which invited you. They will support you in making administrative arrangements and on practical issues. There is a special section on this via the tab here. Your host will be responsible for informing the Human Resources Department of your arrival.
It is important that you receive a letter of invitation, at the latest three months before you arrive if your country of origin is not an EU member.
This website can also provide some information which will be very helpful to you in making the necessary arrangements.
Please feel free to contact staff at the Welcome Centre if you have any specific questions. Like your host, we will be happy to help you.
Are you a professor or member of administrative staff about to welcome a visiting researcher (without a UNIL contract)?
Depending on the country they are coming from and the length of their stay, an administrative file should be prepared. You will find our two checklists (Third countries and EU/ EFTA) below, with all the information you require.
It may take three to four months to make all the necessary arrangements.
The Welcome Centre will be pleased to provide you with the following documents:
Welcome Centre staff will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.