Mobility in Switzerland

Students at Swiss universities have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at another Swiss university. The recognition of study achievements from exchange stays as well as the recognition of semesters, courses, examinations and credits (ECTS) is usually guaranteed (see the study and examination regulations of your home faculty).                                                                    

Students remain enrolled at the University of Lucerne during their exchange and pay their tuition fees here. No enrolment fees are payable at the host university. No scholarships are paid by the University of Lucerne.   

Application deadlines

For all Swiss universities

Fall semester 2024: 15. April 2024

Spring semester 2025: 31. October 2024

For the Geneva Graduate Institute

Fall semester 2024: 15. March 2024

Spring semester 2025: open

A registration form can be requested from your mobility advisor and should then be submitted to

Partner universities


The CH-Unimobil exchange programme allows students to study at a Swiss university. This programme is open to students of all disciplines and study levels.

Graduate Institute Geneva

You also have the opportunity to undertake an exchange semester at the Graduate Institute Geneva. This option is open to Master's students studying on the following degree programmes:

  • Law
  • Health Sciences (without Medicine)
  • Ethnology, Religion - Economy - Politics, Study of Religions, History, Philosophy - Politics - Economics, LUMACCS, Political Sciences, Global Studies
  • Economics and Management