Scholarship in Europe

Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) in Switzerland


January 23rd, 2020.



(Fully Funded)


Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Program

The programme is geared towards undergraduate students at the end of the second or third year of their degree. Students studying any field in the life sciences, as well as those pursuing medical studies are welcomed. UNIL is unique in having a combined Faculty of Biology and Medicine, and we are keen to offer to medical students the possibility to perform research.

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Each participant will perform an individual research project in a different laboratory of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine. This programme aims to attract outstanding motivated students from near and far for a research experience that will remain with them for their lifetimes.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Life Sciences.
  • Medical Studies.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

8 Weeks.

  • The Programme will run from July 6th to August 28th, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The programme is aimed at undergraduate students who have completed the second or third year of their university degree in any biological or medical field.
  • Undergraduate means the first 4 years of university training usually towards a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants who have completed only one year of an undergraduate degree, or who will have graduated by the time of the programme are not eligible.
  • The programme is highly competitive and students are chosen based upon their academic record (typically GPA >3.75 or equivalent, and/or top 5% class ranking), personal statements, and letters of recommendation.
  • If your university does not use a 4 point scale, then include an explanation of your grading scale in the online application (under curriculum vitae B).
  • Differences in grading scales will be taken into consideration, but you must be in the top 5 % of your class.
  • Students of any nationality, studying in any country, are welcome to apply, but should have very good English language skills.
  • Students must be present for the entire programme to participate.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The program coordinator will arrange and pay for the housing. You will be housed within one of the buildings of the FMEL association, in a single room within an apartment with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. The program coordinator will inform you when your housing assignment is made, how to contact them and where it is located.
  • The programme will also provide you a scholarship of approximately CHF 1500 to cover other living expenses. It is advised to bring extra money for expenses above and beyond standard housing and living expenses (e.g., weekend travel).
  • Limited funds are available to cover justified costs of travel to Lausanne. In general, up to CHF 500 for European travel and CHF 1200 for overseas travel is covered. Original receipts and boarding passes will be required for reimbursement.
  • Assistance will be provided to all students who require visas to come to Switzerland.
  • Participants must be covered for health and accidents from their home country.

How to Apply

First Step: You can apply through the link here.

Second Step: Prepare the following:

1- Transcripts:

  • A listing of all courses with grades taken at the university level is required in the online application. In addition, an official document of your transcripts, saved in a Word, JPG or PDF format, in English, French or German must be uploaded during the online application
  • This document should be named in the following format: “CandidateSurname_Transcripts.pdf.

2- Recommendation letters:

  • In addition to the online application, you must arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic work (e.g., professors). Please ask your referees to use the letter template below.
  • This form should be completed and named in the following format:
  • The document should be e-mailed directly by your referees to before the application deadline.UNIL Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2020 Recommendation letter (Word)

Third Step: Fill the required information, then submit.

Note: For more info about the application process, check the link here.

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