UNIL Established: 1537

University of Lausanne

1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

The University of Lausanne is a public institution on the shores of Lake Geneva. The University is a higher teaching and research insitution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,000 students and 2,800 researchers work and study.

  • 14,500+
    Total Students
  • 25%
    International Students
  • 13.6
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


UNIL is focused on several academic disciplines, especially Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Approximately one fifth of students and one third of teaching staff come from abroad. The Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (BCUL) has over two million documents, housed in buildings overlooking Lake Geneva.

An emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, teaching staff, and professors. The campus is linked by public transport to Lausanne. UNIL has seven faculties, with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment.

Specialties: Biology, Medicine, Law, Humanities, Economics, Social sciences, Political sciences, Earth science, Arts, Theology, and Forensics

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 58% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 42% Students
  • CHF 1,160 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CHF 1,160 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at University of Lausanne


  • Bachelor of Theology degree in Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport Sciences and Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geosciences and Environment
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Master's degree in Law
  • Master of Law in Criminology and Security
  • Master of Law in Criminal Justice, Bench
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science, Chemical Forensic Science
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science, Physical Identification Focus
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Tratology and Crime Analysis
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science, Investigative Focus and Digital Identification
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts (Honors)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Movement and Sport Sciences
  • Master in Science and Practices in Education
  • Master of Science in Survey Methodology and Public Opinion
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Management
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Finance
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting, Control and Finance
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Actuarial Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Geology
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Geography
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Geosciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Biogeosciences
  • Master of Arts in Tourism Studies
  • Master's degree in foundations and practices of sustainability
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Behavior, Evolution and Conservation
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Life Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Biology
  • Master of Science in Medicine
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master's degree in Law, Crime and Information Technology Security
  • Master's degree in Public Policy and Management
  • Master's degree in Law and Economics
  • Master's degree in Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
  • Master of Arts in Digital Humanities
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master in Teaching Physical Education and Sport

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 1,001-5,000
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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