Information for partner universities

Application forms

Applications must be sent to:

Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service
University of Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel.: +41 21 692 21 13
Fax: +41 21 692 21 15

Deadlines for sending applications

ERASMUS/SEMP agreements

Student exchange applications must reach us by May 31 for the autumn semester, and by October 31 for the spring semester.

Bilateral agreements

Student exchange applications must reach us by March 31 for the autumn semester, and by October 15 for the spring semester.

Academic counselling in the faculties

For question concerning details of the study programme (teaching language, credits awarded for a specific course, etc.), please contact the Study Counsellor in the Faculty.

List of contact persons

Credits and grades


ECTS credits are used at UNIL. 60 ECTS credits represent one year of full-time study.

Credits linked to a teaching unit (course, module) are awarded only if the student obtains a pass at the evaluation of the unit (examination, written assignement, continuous assessment, etc.).


Grading scheme from 0 to 6.
6 is the highest grade and 4 the minimum pass mark.

6 excellent
5.5 very good
5 good
4.5 satisfactory
4 pass
3.5 fail
3 poor
2.5 very poor
2 extremely poor
1.5 almost no performance
1 no performance
0 Absence without good cause, cheating or attempt to cheat


A transcript is sent to the home university, mentioning the credits and grades earned by the exchange student. The transcript is sent within four weeks after the end of the examination session.

Grade conversion

UNIL participate in EGRACONS, an online grade conversion tool. It is based on the distribution of grades within the participating institutions, and thus follows the recommendations of the 2015 ECTS User's Guide. Do not hesitate to join EGRACONS (free of charge) to benefit from a reliable and user-friendly grade conversion tool.

Otherwise, please refer to the distribution of awarded grades at UNIL overall or by ISCED discipline to facilitate the grade conversion.

Please contact Mr Marc Pilloud (tel. +41 21 692 20 23) if you have any question.


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