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Applications are closed except. The applications for the Spring semester will open in October 2024. Contact: admissions.master(at)hes-so.ch

 

  • Consult the admission requirements. See here.
  • Prepare the required documents (see tab below).
  • Submit your application via the online application form (at the bottom of the page). Files sent by email or post will not be processed.
  • You will receive a confirmation by e-mail when your application has been received by our office.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admission committee. You will be notified of the decision no longer than 2 months after submitting your application.
  • If you need a visa to study in Switzerland, we recommend that you take the necessary steps as soon as possible because processing times are relatively long. Your visa application must be accompanied by the admission certificate and proof of payment of the study tax.
    NB: Once your file has been evaluated, and if you are eligible, the admission certificate will only be issued to you once payment of the 1st semester study fee has been made.
  • If you are admitted, you will be invited to a welcome day.

Regarding the login to access the application form at the bottom of the page:

  1. If you are a student or an employee from an HES-SO school, please authentificate with your SWITCH edu-ID account.

  2. If you are an external candidate, you must request the creation of an account, see the home page of the application form below. (Account creation can take up to 72 hours).

 

Candidates must pay an application fee of 150 CHF at the time of the application. The processing of the file begins when the application fee is effective.

No refunds will be made, even when applications are withdrawn or refused.

Bank fees, if applicable, are to be paid by the applicant.

The study costs amounts to 750 CHF per semester, corresponding to 500 CHF of study taxes plus 250 CHF of tuition fees.

  • Resume
  • Identity document (other than a residency permit)
  • Good quality picture, jpeg format, 385x480 pixels (around 20 KB)*
  • Residence permit, for those who already have one
  • Swiss social security card or Insurance card
  • Bachelor's degree**
  • Transcripts of the Bachelor's degree, including all years achieved
  • Exmatriculation certificate.

*The photo will be used for your student card.

**If you are still in the process of completing your Bachelor or equivalent, you will be required to certify that you have successfully completed your Bachelor studies before the beginning of the Masters studies.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Identity document (other than a residency permit)
  • Good quality picture, jpeg format, 385x480 pixels (around 20 KB)*
  • Residence permit, if you already have one
  • Swiss social security card or Insurance card, if you already have one
  • Maturity, Baccalaureate or High School certificate or equivalent** (both sides with the registration sticker visible if you already have studied in Switzerland)
  • Summary of grades of the Maturity, Baccalaureate or High School certificate or equivalent**
  • Qualifying diploma for a Master’s-level programme (Bachelor’s degree or a qualification deemed equivalent)**.If you have not completed the studies for this diploma yet, please provide the proof of registration for the current semester. A certificate of completion will be required before the start of studies
  • Summary of grades of the qualifying diploma for a Master’s-level programme (Bachelor’s degree or a qualification deemed equivalent)**
  • Exmatriculation certificate (only if you have already studied in Switzerland)
  • The language of teaching in the MLS programme is English
  • Official work experience certificate (on company letterhead, with a handwritten signature). Candidates must have at least 6 months full-time professional experience in the field, completed prior to the start of the Master's programme. The work certificate should contain the following elements: dates of the internships or professional experience, indication of full- or part-time job and a short description of the activities.

*The photo will be used for your student card.

**If the qualifying diploma for a Master’s-level programme and its transcript are not in French, German, Italian or English, please also send us translations into one of these languages certified by an authorised translator.

You may withdraw your registration at any time until two weeks after the beginning of academic year, without incurring any charges. After that date, you will be charged the semester fee (CHF 750.-). If you wish to do so, please inform us at the following address: admissions.master(at)hes-so.ch  .

An appeal against any decision may be submitted with the decision-making authority at the HES-SO Master, Avenue de Provence 6, 1007 Lausanne, within 20 days of the decision you intend to appeal. The appeal must be submitted in writing, containing a summary of the reasons.