The university offers strong programs in business, sciences (biology, geosciences and environment), humanities, law, theology and sport. In addition, it offers French as a foreign language courses to exchange students.

SCHOLARSHIP

This program qualifies for the ISEP French and German Language Annette Kade Fund Scholarship. The scholarship awards $500 - $1,500 USD to students who are from a U.S. institution and studying French or German language in Austria, France, Germany, Reunion Island, or Switzerland. Learn more here!

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Université de Lausanne

Founded as a school of theology in 1537, Lausanne evolved into an academy and became a university in 1890. The physical education center of Dorigny offers multi-purpose sports rooms, physical...

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology Recommended!

  • Business

    Business Management

  • Communication

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application. The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in French)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Economics

  • Communication

    Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Engineering

    Geological/Geophysical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature

  • History

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Cinematography and Film Production

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Belgium France
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application. The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Communication

  • English Language and Literature

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Social Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR Writing Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Reading Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Listening Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • LPR Speaking Score: C1 - Advanced Plus-Superior
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

The host institution requires students to submit a supplemental application. The ISEP host coordinator will send instructions via e-mail. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

ISEP participants may take bachelor's degree or master's degree courses in all departments except medicine. For undergraduate students interested in master level courses, this is possible on a case by case basis for upper level (3rd or 4th year) bachelor students with appropriate prerequisites. Most courses at Lausanne are offered on a semester basis.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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