Application deadline: 

Fall Semester (which starts each year in September): 31 March

Spring Semester (which starts each year in February): 30 September


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Each application is evaluated on an individual basis by the admissions panel.


Applicants must ensure they meet Swiss student visa requirements if applicable.


Please note: students must present their original degree certificates

and transcripts to the Registrar's Office upon arrival at the University of Lausanne.



Entry Academic Qualifications

Candidates eligible for admission to the LL.M. must:

1. meet the admissions criteria set by UNIL,

2. and

a) hold a Master of Law (MLaw) from a Swiss university or an equivalent university degree, as determined by the Admissions Office on the basis of documents presented, or

b) hold a Bachelor of Law (BLaw) from a Swiss university or an equivalent university degree, as determined by the Admissions Office on the basis of documents presented, and meet one of the following, additional conditions, deemed sufficient by the Programme Directors:

i. they are able to demonstrate additional relevant training (minimum 60 ECTS credits), or

ii. they are able to demonstrate relevant professional experience (minimum 12 months).


Evidence of English language proficiency for non-native speakers

Non-native speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language (level B2 of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages).


Application material*:

- a letter of motivation
- a complete and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

- two letters of recommendation
- a recent passport-sized photograph
- copies of all degree certificates and diplomas (Bachelor and/or Master’s level)
- copies of all university transcripts (Bachelor and/or Master’s level)
- official translations of all degree certificates, diplomas and transcripts that are not in French, German, English or Italian
- a copy of a government-issued photo identification document

- English language proficiency scores (if applicable)

- financial aid application (if applicable) **
- proof of payment of the 200 Swiss Franc administrative fee for the review of foreign documents (see Administrative Fee) Please note: no refunds can be made, even where applications are withdrawn or refused.



The requested documents can be submitted in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian.

** More information on scholarships and reductions

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LL.M. Regulation

Version française du Règlement fait foi

Although an English version of the Regulation is posted here, the French text remains the only official version.

RGL_LLM_2021.pdf (RGL_LLM_2021_WEB)   LL.M. Regulation             French version

pdf icon.png   LL.M. Regulation             English version

Executive Director


Dr. Shaheeza Lalani

Executive Director

LL.M. International Business Law

UNIL – Internef 312

CH - 1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41 (0) 21 692 27 90

Office hours, by appointment only: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays