Admission conditions for a Master programme
Candidates are eligible for enrolment in a Master programme if they hold a Bachelor degree awarded by a Swiss university or another university qualification deemed equivalent by the Rectorate in the corresponding discipline.
Candidates holding a HES* Bachelor are admitted subject to catch up the missing theoretical bases during the Master programme.
*Haute Ecole Spécialisée
Candidates with a Bachelor in a different field from the chosen Master programme are admitted on the condition of catching up the theoretical bases before starting their studies.
The faculty regulations or study plans specify the essential theoretical bases.
For the access to certain masters, additional requirements may be imposed. For more information please contact the faculty responsible for the master https://www.unil.ch/formations/en/home/menuinst/masters.html
General rules for university studies
Only university programmes comparable to those existing in Switzerland and followed at public universities (or at least accredited universities recognised by UNIL) are accepted.
In case of doubt, it is up to the candidates to submit all the necessary documents to establish their eligibility.
The following programmes in particular are not recognised:
- University programmes including more than 15 ECTS credits out of a total of 180 (or equivalent) for internships
|For Master's programmes proposed by:
- Medical school
- Faculty of Arts
see the Particular conditions
Language requirement: a C1 level is recommended in the language of instruction of the master concerned. Students whose mother tongue is not French and who have no Swiss secondary school diploma must sit a French exam before final registration for the preparatory year for admission to the Master programme.
|Online enrolment and preparation of your application
Access to the online enrolment and the list of the documents you have to provide
Do not forget to take note of all the information mentioned in the next tab.
How to enrol at UNIL
Apply within the deadlines
Autumn semester 2022/2023
Deadline for candidates who need a visa for their studies in Switzerland : 28 February 2022
General deadline : 30 April 2022
Spring semester 2023
Deadline for candidates who need a visa for their studies in Switzerland : 30 September 2022
General deadline : 30 November 2022
Note: only candidates for certain Master's programmes may register in the spring semester.
Conditions for part-time studies.
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 Master
What happens once you have confirmed your online enrolment and provided the required documents.
Online enrolment and preparation of your application
Access to the online enrolment and the list of the documents you have to provide.
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.
Request for equivalences
For students who wish to obtain equivalences for their former university studies.