Université de Lausanne

University of Lausanne is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland.


General information for exchange students

Course information

Application procedure

Academic calendar

Semester I:  September – end of January 
Semester II:  February – beginning of July

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social and Political sciences.


Language of instruction

French, some courses in English.

Housing assistance

The University of Lausanne does not currently has a hall of residence on campus. However, it works closely with the Fondation Maisons pour Etudiants Lausanne (FMEL)

More information about on-campus housing can be found here: https://www.unil.ch/international/comingtolausanne


Credits and grading

ECTS credits are used in Switzerland

Cost of living

Typical costs of living in Switzerland


Number of places available

2 places per year


Students are expected to have a good level of French, at least B2, preferably C1. Language classes are offered at the university.

Additional information

The amount of courses offered in English is very limited within Social and Political Sciences, it is however possible to choose courses at other faculties that are taught in English.