How to enrol at UNIL
Keep to the specific deadlines regarding your application
Candidates must register online and transmit the required documents within the deadline:
Autumn semester 2022/2023:
before 31 July 2022
Spring semester 2023:
before 30 November 2022
The prospective PhD student must also send the two copies of the completed and signed PhD form (attestation de thèse) to his/her thesis director. The link to the form is provided in the online application and in the email acknowledging receipt sent immediately after the confirmation by the candidate (to be printed out by him/her).
The thesis director signs and forwards the form to the Doctoral School or the Dean’s Office, who stamps and signs the document before returning it to the Admissions Office by 15 October 2022 (autumn semester 2022/2023) or 28 February 2023 (spring semester 2023). It is therefore important for the candidate to forward the PhD form to the thesis director without delay.
Important: doctoral students must be registered at UNIL from the beginning to the end of their doctorate (i.e. until their thesis is registered at the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire) (registration of the thesis after 15 October: enrolment required for the Autumn semester / after 28 February: enrolment required for the Spring semester).
Online enrolment and preparation of your application
Access to the online enrolment and the list of the documents you have to provide.
The administrative fees have to be paid before transmitting the documents.
Apply for a visa
How to obtain a visa for your studies in Switzerland.
Processing of your application in Doctorate
What happens once you have confirmed your online enrolment and provided the required documents.
Register for the Service courses (“cours satellite”) or the Cours de vacances for non-French speakers
If you wish to take French courses beside or before your regular studies.