Summer Undergraduate Research Programme in Switzerland

The School of Biology of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) proposes the Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Programme for the uninitiated to obtain that first experience. During 8 weeks in July and August, the SUR Programme hosts about 15 Bachelor students with both biological and medical studies background from around the world. The deadline is on 23 January 2020.

Apply for Undergraduate Research Programme in Switzerland

Discover more about undergraduate research programme in Switzerland: 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.

While most of the time is spent in the host lab, each week the students come together for shared academic activities, often with participants of the sister programme at the EPFL.

These activities include introductory student research presentations, lectures from faculty members on research topics and their career paths, and career guidance workshops in academia and beyond.

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

At the end of the summer, students present the results of their research on a poster during a joint UNIL/EPFL Symposium and write a final report.

The program coordinator will arrange and pay for the housing. The programme will also provide a scholarship of approximately CHF 1500 to cover other living expenses.

Main criteria

  • The programme is geared towards undergraduate students at the end of the second or third year of their degree studying any field in the life sciences, as well as those pursuing medical studies;
  • Students of any nationality, studying in any country, are welcome to apply, but should have very good English language skills.

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EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program

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