University of Lausanne

country rank  6
world rank  500

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University Overview

Founded in 1537, Université de Lausanne (University of Lausanne) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Lausanne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vaud. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Université de Lausanne (UNIL) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de Lausanne (UNIL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Lausanne
Name Universität Lausanne
Acronym UNIL
Founded 1537
Motto Le savoir vivant
Live knowledge
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Unicentre
Lausanne (population range: 50,000-249,999)
1015 Vaud
T +41 (21) 692 1111
F +41 (21) 692 2615

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Unicentre
Lausanne 1015
+41 (21) 692 21 00

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Lausanne's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • European Foundation for Management Development EFMD-EQUIS
  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology OPET
  • Association of MBAs AMBA


  • European University Association EUA
  • Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe UNICA

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020