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

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.

French level B2 is necessary

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

The average budget a student needs to live in Lausanne is around CHF 1,900 per month (around €1,640).

Number of places available

2 places per year

Please be aware of the corona regulations in the country/host university you are applying for. For example, in some countries or at some universities you can only apply when you are fully vaccinated. Make sure you are aware of this.  

The list of exchange destinations has been composed with great care, however the UU International Offices cannot be held responsible for any mistakes. Please note that the number of places available at our partner universities is being negotiated, therefore the numbers for 2022-2023 may be subject to change.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.

The International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Head of the International Office

Responsible for the internationalization policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Loes van Velzen, Exchange coordinator – Outgoing exchange students

Contact person for students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences who want to go on an exchange.

Nicole van den Hoeven – Sneijder, Exchange coordinator – Incoming exchange students

Contact person for international students who come to Utrecht for an exchange at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Maaike Goselink, Exchange coordinator – Outgoing exchange students

Contact person for students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences who want to go on an exchange.

Contact us

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659, on Monday afternoon 13.30 - 17.00 & Thursday afternoon 13.30 - 17.00.

Make an appointment

For short questions (+/- 10 minutes) or a consultation meeting (+/- 30 minutes) you can make an appointment with one of the International Officers (in Dutch). Consultation meetings are for students who are not yet certain of their exchange destination(s) and would like to discuss the possibilities. For all other questions, you can make a 10-minute appointment.

Need a signature or documents? You don’t need to make an appointment, you can e-mail us your forms and/or document requests via io.sbs@uu.nl.