UNIL Master’s Grants, Switzerland

Deadline: 15 December 2011
Open to: International students holders of Bachelor’s degree equivalent to the UNIL
Scholarship: CHF 1,600.- per month

To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.
Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

Eligibility

The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.

The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

The  following  are  admitted for  enrolment  with  a  view  to  obtaining  a Master’s  degree:

  • Holders  of  a  Bachelor’s  degree  awarded by a Swiss university or  another  university qualification deemed equivalent by the Rectorate, in a field the same as or similar to that of the chosen Master’s.
  • Holders  of  a Bachelor’s degree  awarded  by  a  Swiss  university  or  another  university qualification deemed equivalent by the Rectorate in a similar field are admitted provided any shortcomings in basic theory are made good during the degree course leading to the Master’s.
  • Those  in  possession  of  a  Bachelor’s  degree  awarded by a Swiss University of Applied Science (HES) or by a Swiss University of Teacher Education (HEP) are admitted provided any shortcomings in basic theory are made good during the degree course leading to the Master’s. If the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are in different fields, candidates for the Master’s are  admitted provided any shortcomings in basic theory are made good  before  joining the degree course leading to the Master’s.

The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.

Scholarship

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Application

Candidates must  send  their  completed application to  the  following address within 15 December 2011:
Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires socio-culturelles
Unicentre
CH – 1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
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