Funded UNIL Master’s Grants for Outstanding International Master’s Degree Students at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on August 24, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) offers a Masters Degree Scholarship for outstanding students who can demonstrate their academic excellence and aim to pursue thier higher education in Switzerland for the academic year of 2024-2025. The UNIL Master’s Grant will be awarded on a competitive basis and will cover the student’s tuition fees and monthly stipends. The scholarship provided by the university is one of the remarkable opportunities that aims to recognize and support outstanding students.

The scholarship is designed for individuals who have a strong commitment to academic excellence and possess an ambition to advance their education. The UNIL Master’s Grant will not only benefit the students with the right knowledge and academics but also support them financially to ensure that scholars will immerse them in their chosen study without the barriers to financial concerns that hinder their academic progress.


Source: University of Lausanne

Scholarship Provider: The University of Lausanne 

About the Provider

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) situated in Lausanne, Switzerland was established with an unwavering dedication to higher education and is known to be one of the prestigious universities. Founded in 1537 and grown to be a ranked research university that offers a wide range of programs in various fields. UNIL focuses on academic excellence, innovation, research, and global partnerships. They offer diverse subjects that aim to provide an inspiring learning environment. Their commitment to excellence and knowledge advances them to consistently place among one of the world’s best universities.

Their outstanding faculty plays a pivotal role in enhancing their reputation and is devoted to advancing the new frontiers of education and innovative research. The university is only known to promote teamwork across all departments which fosters a creative thoughts and interdisciplinary methods. UNIL stands as a center for intellectual adventures that attracts individuals from all around the globe.

The evidence of their modern facilities, and research labs is their dedication to advancing research.

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Source: University of Lausanne

The close connection of the university to the local and international industry develops valuable collaborations that turn the research into real-world solutions that benefit the communities. The university has maintained its tradition in terms of academic excellence while equipping all students with academic and career success.

Ineligible Fields for the Master’s Degree Scholarship

  • Master from the School of Medicine
  • Master in Sciences and Practices of Education
  • Master of Law (with some exceptions)
  • Master of Science in Physical Education and Sport Didactics
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management & Technology
  • All MASs (3rd cycle and Further Education programs)

There will be special exceptions for the Master of Law. Keep in mind that additional requirements will be needed for the students who will be admitted to the Master of Psychology. International students are required to be accepted to the master’s program in psychology in their home country which is awarded on their bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship Summary

  • Applicant’s Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Number of Awards: Ten
  • Duration: Two years
  • Scholarship Fields: All eligible fields related to the scholarship program offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Country: Switzerland
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application the students must meet the eligibility criteria of the scholarship program.

  • The applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree equivalent to a foreign university degree that is recognized as equivalent to a Swiss university bachelor’s degree, before starting the master’s program at the University of Lausanne (UNIL)
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their academic excellence and stand out for exceptional achievements and academic performances during their previous degree.
  • Exhibit language proficiency of at least C1 on the European Language Portfolio scale. This is required either in the English or French Language, depending on the language of instruction for your chosen study program.
  • Interested applicants must not be enrolled or currently registered at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in any other master’s degree program.
  • Must not be admitted in an ineligible program for the master’s degree at UNIL.
  • There will be no age limit for the scholarship program, however, students from countries with visa restrictions and having a higher age at the time of application may affect the possibility of obtaining a student visa. It is important to check the Swiss embassy or consulate in your home country submitting the application, the consulate can provide information regarding age and qualifications that can impact the visa application.

Application Process

Eligible applicants can apply via the admission office for the chosen degree at UNIL.

  • The Master’s Scholarship application form also serves as an application for admission to the chosen Master’s program and UNIL registration, eliminating the need for a separate application to the Admission Office (SII) at UNIL.
  • Candidates can also complete their application in an online portal provided by the university.
  • Keep in mind that it is important to check the important list of materials or documents needed to complete the application process.
  • The application that has been sent through email and has incomplete application material will not be considered and will be automatically rejected.
  • For applicants who are currently pursuing their degree, the application must include all available transcripts of records. Must be able to provide a complete detailed description of their remaining course until they obtain their degree.
  • For application who have completed their degree but haven’t received their diploma yet must submit an official certificate of completion.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until November 1, 2023.

Scholarship Awards 

Succesful applicants will receive a monthly stipend amounting to up to CHF 1,600 and exception to a tuition fees which will be depending on the amount offered by the university.

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