International students


We welcome you to UNIL. Are you an international student and would like to complete some or all of your studies at UNIL? This section is for you. UNIL has more than 4,000 regular foreign students and hosts more than 500 exchange students each year.

The internationalization of a higher education institution is a great opportunity and it is important to us to ensure that the stay of international students, whether it lasts a semester or five years, takes place under the best conditions. That's why we designed these pages to guide you in your first steps to study in Lausanne.

The exchange student and international student sections contain practical information specific to your UNIL student status and will help you prepare for your arrival in Lausanne in the best possible conditions. We invite you to take the time to browse them carefully.

Should you have any questions, please contact :

- If you are an undergraduate regular student, the Admission Office (Service des immatriculations et inscriptions) at :

- If you are a graduate regular student, the Admission Office (Service des immatriculations et inscriptions) at :

- If you are an exchange student, the Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office (Service des affaires sociales et de la mobilité étudiante) at

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Prepare your arrival in Switzerland

Visit the Swissuniversities internet site dedicated to international students willing to study in Switzerland. Learn more about our country and how to prepare yourself to settle into Switzerland.

 Campus Tour

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 Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

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 Sports Center

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 School of French as a Foreign Language

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 UNIL's Informatic Center Blog for informatic-related questions.