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  • Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: French Language Requirements: French - Upper Division
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: French Language and Culture, International Studies
Program Description:
Button - OverviewSwitzerland - Uni of Lausanne
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Founded in 1537, the Lausanne Academy gained its status as a university in 1890 and today is a prinicple of higher education in Switzerland.
The University of Lausanne, near the shores of Lake Geneva, is situated at the heart of the French-speaking region of Switzerland, in the centre of Western Europe –
close to France, Germany, Italy, and Austria. It pursues an active policy of collaboration at both local and international levels.

The UNIL is located in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The teaching language is predominantly French; however, exchange students can take Business, Economics, and Biology undergraduate courses instructed in English.

For a complete list of undergraduate courses taught in English, click here

For 'faculties' select your major department
For 'levels' select bachelor
For 'teaching language' select English

Lausanne Info Sheet 2016-2017.pdf
Lausanne Campus Flyer.pdf

About Lausanne.doc
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Founded: 1537
Status: State University
Total Student Enrollment: 13,350 (7,270 undergraduate; 3,360 masters; 2,010 PhD)
International Faculty:38%
International Students: 25%
Language of Instruction: French  (English classes available in the faculties listed above)

Language Requirements:
If taking classes in French, 2 years college level French
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Semester Start DatesFall Semester- Mid-September to the end of January
Spring Semester- Mid-February to the beginning of July

Academic Calendar

7 Faculties (Colleges)
Theology and Religious Studies 
Social and Political Sciences 
Biology and Medicine 
Law and Criminal Justice
Business and Economics
Geosciences and Environment
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On-campus housing is not guaranteed; however, priority is given to international exchange students.Students who do not get on-campus housing accomodation can request a listing of rooms for rent.
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship

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Laussane Testimonial

Click the link below for comments and advice from our returning students on attending the
University of Lausanne Testimonial

•   I lived in Préloz in Lausanne. It’s about 4 stops by bus to the city center. I lived with my uncle, aunt, and cousin. My housing was excellent since I was living with family and our place was near everything.
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.