Under certain conditions, a Bachelor programme can be followed part-time. In this case, it corresponds to part-time studies (50%) over the total duration of the studies. It is not possible to change from full-time studies to part-time studies during a programme except in the case of a derogation granted by the Direction for justified reasons only during the first semester of study. The student must express and justify his intention to follow part-time studies when he applies to the Bachelor but no later than the Friday preceding the beginning of the courses of the first semester of registration. The semester fees for part-time studies are the same as those for full-time studies.
More information, see la Directive sur les bachelors et les masters à temps partiel (50%).
Grants / scholarships : in some cases scholarships are not granted for part-time studies. It is therefore advised to contact the authorities granting the scholarship.
Important information for foreign students: in accordance with the rule imposed by the migation authority are excluded from part-time studies, students from third countries (non EU/EFTA) who come to Switzerland solely for education purposes.
Furthermore, according to the Ordonnance relative à l'admission au séjour et à l'exercice d'une activité lucrative (OASA), you are allowed to work during your studies but no more than 15 hours per week and with the authorisation of the Service de l'emploi cantonal. All information can be obtained from the Service de la population du Canton de Vaud.
The University of Lausanne requires from all candidates applying for part-time studies for professional reasons the proof of an employment of at least 30%, meaning a minimum of 12h00 per week.