UNIL Master’s Grants In Switzerland For Foreign Students

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Apply for the UNIL grants today and stand a chance to be favored, the deadline is 1 Nov 2021 (annual) Study in Switzerland Course starts September 2022.


Descriptive Summary:

University of Lausanne, Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who may wish to pursue a Masters’s Degree at the institution.

Host Institution:

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Level/Areas of study:

All Master’s programs from among those offered by the UNIL, except the following
•  Master from the School of Medicine
•  Master of Education
•  Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
•  Master of criminal Law, magistracy specialism
• Master of Science in Physical Education and Sports Didactics
Master of Science in Health sciences
•  All MASs (Ph.D. programs)


However, for a Master of Law, only two specializations – “international and comparative law” and “legal theory” are open for applications for Master’s scholarships.

Target group

International students

Scholarship value/duration

This scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the program chosen by the student. It amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months a year) for the complete duration of the master (one and a half years or two years depending on the chosen master), with the exception of cases of definitive failure after the first year.

However, students who are offered a scholarship will be exempt from the fixed registration fees for the courses, with the exception of the CHF 80.00 fees to be paid each semester.


Eligibility for UNIL grants

•To have obtained a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor’s at UNIL before the beginning of the master’s program at UNIL.

•To have distinguished yourself during your studies, especially through particularly brilliant academic results.

•To have a language level of at least B2 (according to the European Language Portfolio global scale) in French or English according to the language in which your chosen master’s is taught.

•Not to have been registered with UNIL in the past.

•To have paid the CHF 200.00 administration fee (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).

Application instructions for UNIL grants

Interested students must not make an application for admission to the master’s degree via the Admissions Department (SII). It is compulsory that candidates send their completed application with required documents, unbound, by post at the university’s address.

The application deadline is 1 November to begin a master’s degree during the following academic year, in the autumn semester or the spring semester if the program allows. The postmark will attest to the date sent.

It is however important to read the UNIL Master’s Grants FAQs and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form/list of attachments and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Originating Scholarship Website at UNIL international 

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