The University of Lausanne Master’s Scholarship (Switzerland)

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  • Apply Before : November 1, 2022
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSDELF/DALF (French)
  • No. of Opportunity 10
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 10 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Opportunity ID 8831
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

The University of Lausanne presents a unique opportunity by providing scholarships to those who wish to seek their Master’s Degree in the available programs. Masters scholarships are merit-based awards given to students who have graduated from a foreign university and have achieved exceptional academic results. Every year, UNIL awards approximately ten scholarships.

The scholarship is granted for the minimum statutory period of the student’s chosen program. With the exception of cases of definitive failure after the first year, it amounts to CHF 1,600 per month from 15 September to 15 July (or 10 months per year) for the entire duration of the masters (one and a half years or two years depending on the chosen masters). Candidates are informed that the scholarship amount is insufficient to cover their living expenses in Switzerland.

Important Details:

  • University: University of Lausanne
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Duration: 10 months (15 September – 15 July)


  • The scholarship sum that is provided to the applicant is not sufficient to live in Switzerland
  • Besides their scholarship that covers their tuition fees, the candidate has to pay 80 CHF.
  • If the applicant for whatever reason withdraws from the program, their scholarship will be terminated.
  • For more information about the study and living costs, please click here.

Eligible Programs:

  •  Criminal Justice & Public Administration
  •  Geosciences & Environment
  •  Business & Economics
  •  Arts
  •  Social & Political Sciences
  •  Theology & Sciences of Religions
  •  Interfaculty Programs
    • Study of Religions with or without Specialization (MA)
    • Digital Humanities (MA)
    • Legal Issues, Crime and Security of Information Technologies (MLaw)
    • Law and Economics (MLaw)
    • Public Management and Policy (MA)

Ineligible Programs:

  • Master from the School of Medicine
  • Master of education
  • Master of Law. Exceptions open to applications for Masters scholarships : specialisms “International & comparative law” and “Legal theory”, “International taxation”
  • Master of criminal Law, magistracy specialism
  • Master of Science in Physical Education & Sports Didactics
  • Master of Science in Health sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Management & Technology
  • All MASs (PhD programs)


  • CHF 1,600 per month
  • Number of Scholarships: 10


  • Have completed a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor’s degree at UNIL prior to the start of the master’s program at UNIL.
  • Have distinguished yourself during your studies, particularly through outstanding academic results.
  • Have a language level of at least B2 (on the European Language Portfolio global scale) in French or C1 in English, depending on the language in which your chosen master’s degree is taught.
  • Not been registered with UNIL
  • Pay the administration fee of CHF 200 (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).
  • The scholarship will be suspended if you withdraw from the program.

How to apply?

To start, please download the application form from here.

Download the list of all the required documents from here.

You must send your application and all the other documents via post to the following address:

Université de Lausanne
Service des affairs Sociales et de la mobilité étudiante (SASME)
Bâtiment Unicentre
CH – 1015 Lausanne

The candidate must complete the application form on a computer and sign it. The Masters scholarship application also serves as an application for admission to your preferred master’s program (and therefore an application to register at UNIL).

The application deadline is November 1 for beginning a master’s degree the following academic year, either in the autumn semester or the spring semester, if the program allows. The postmark will confirm the date sent. Incomplete applications, particularly those lacking certified copies of the requested academic documents, will be rejected.


  • The application deadline is November 1st.
  • November-December: The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office (SASME) and the Admissions department process applications.
  • December-January: The SASME notifies candidates whose applications are incomplete or have not been accepted by the admissions department that their scholarship application has been unsuccessful.
  • January-February: Completed applications are forwarded to faculties for review of eligibility for the selected master’s degrees.
  • February-March: The SASME notifies candidates whose applications were rejected by the faculty.
  • March: The masters scholarship selection board selects the candidates who will be offered a masters scholarship.
  • Candidates are notified of the selection board’s decision in early April.

For more information and details about University of Lausanne Master’s Scholarship, please visit the University of Lausanne’s website.

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