Grants & Financial support

Reduced semestrial taxes

UNIL students participating in an exchange program remain fully registered at the UNIL and will pay reduced UNIL fees of CHF 180.- per semester. They are not required to pay semester fees at the host university.

More information: SASME


Mobility grants

Most students going on exchange receive a grant ; the amount depends on the type of exchange agreement: SEMP (ex-Erasmus), HEC Faculty agreements, UNIL General agreements or Swiss mobility.

More information: SASME

SEMP agreements

A grant of CHF 380.- per month will be paid before the exchange.

A refund of CHF 300.-, upon presentation of the invoice, may be paid to selected students who take a language course at their host university.

HEC Faculty agreements

Students going on exchange with the HEC agreements will receive a Faculty grant of CHF 2500.- or CHF 1500.- per semester, depending on the destination.

General agreements

Students going on exchange with the General agreements will receive a grant of CHF 2500.- per semester (overseas) and CHF 1500.- per semester (Europe).

Swiss Mobility

A grant of CHF 500.- per semester is given to the student if the exchange is done in another linguistic region.


SEMP internship programme

The SEMP internship programme has replaced the Erasmus internship programme. It gives you the opprtunity to complete an internship in a company, hospital, laboratory, school, etc. in Europe and anywhere in the world and receive a grant for it.

More information: SASME


MITACS Programme with the University of Montreal for Master students

The MITACS programme enables UNIL Master students to complete a research stay of 3 to 6 months at the University of Montreal. For HEC Lausanne, the fields of studies concerned are Economics and Actuarial Sciences.

For such a research stay, a scholarship of 6000 Canadian dollars is available, regardless of the length of the stay. In total, 5 scholarships are awarded.

Half of this sum comes from MITACS, a Canadian not-for-profit organisation, which has signed an agreement with the University of Montreal, and the other half from UNIL. 

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as a Master student at UNIL and remain enrolled throughout the research stay. They must have a research project for the Master thesis and wish to benefit from the expertise of a researcher from the University of Montreal.

More information on the website of the International Relations.


Free Mover

For students who wish to study abroad as a "Free Mover", the UNIL will not be able to provide any financial support, but students can request a partial dispensation of the UNIL semester fees, the congé restreint (CHF 210.- instead of CHF 580.-). See the form: "Demande de congé"


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