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International students

HEC Lausanne is one of Europe's foremost seats of economic learning. This reputation is due in no small part to its diverse and international student body. The DEEP therefore continues to welcome applications to its economics courses by students from different geographical, cultural and educational backgrounds.


The Lausanne Bachelor in Economics


Our three-year introductory program aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the basic tools of economic analysis. This covers mathematical and statistical methods used in modern economics as well as the most prominent models in microeconomics and macroeconomics. A strong quantiative component ensures that our Bachelor graduates are well equipped to enroll in Masters programmes at any leading university. Our Bachelor program is taught almost entirely in French.

For more information on the Bachelor in Economics, see here.


The Lausanne Masters in Economics (MScE)

The MScE is Switzerland's longest established graduate program in economics, dating back to 1982. This tradition bears testimony to our research-led pedagogical approach and to our emphasis on advanced teaching.

For students wishing to obtain a state-of-the art education in economics and an internationally recognized academic qualification, this program will provide the basis for a successful career as a professional economist. For those interested in further academic and professional research, it also constitutes an excellent preparation for PhD programs in economics, both in Switzerland and abroad. Our Masters programme is taught entirely in English.

For more information on the MScE, see here.


The Lausanne PhD Program in Economics

Our doctoral program familiarizes students with state-of-the art scientific methods through a combination of coursework and individual research. The taught component of the program is delivered at the Study Center Gerzensee by leading international academics. DEEP faculty members offer specialized thesis supervision in a number of areas, including macroeconomics, international economics, experimental economics, labor economics, industrial organization, public economics, financial economics, econometrics and health economics. The majority of our PhD graduates take up high-ranking analytically oriented position in the public administration, international organizations and in private firms. A sizable number of our graduates also continue to pursue academic careers.

For more information on the PhD in Economics, see here.


Fees and practicalities

The University of Lausanne being a publicly funded Swiss third-level institution, course fees are kept at a very low level. All students pay a fee of CHF 580 per semester of study, irrespective of their nationality and of the program they enroll in.

The total monthly student budget for living costs as well as university fees is estimated at some CHF 1850. For a detailed breakdown, click here.

For information on sources of financial support to international students, click here. Information on grants given specifically to Masters students can be found here.

For practical information specific to foreign students, click here.

The University's academic calendar can be found here.

For a wealth of additional practical information, consult the University of Lausanne's Student Handbook.


Should you be interested in our course offer, do not hesitate to contact us.
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