Important information!

Please register at the beginning of each semester (for the Master's thesis as well) and read carefully the instructions below.


Registrations take place during the first 4 weeks of the semester. Late registrations are allowed during the 5th and 6th weeks with a cash payment of CHF 200.

Online registration for exams (this page is open during the registration period only)

EPFL students registration to HEC-UNIL courses and HEC-UNIL students registration to EPFL courses.

Retake Session / Failed Exam

A failed exam during the winter or summer session can be re-taken a second and last time during the next catch-up session only (autumn session) on the dates set by the Faculty. The registration deadline is always by midnight on the last day of the 30th week of the calendar year. Please consult the website and your emails for more information. No application for a special or off-site examination will be considered. The registration process is the same as for other sessions.


The exams are scheduled over three or four weeks, depending on the UNIL academic calendarNote: some exams are scheduled on Saturdays.

Timetable for the next exam session

Special arrangements for students with a disability

The document below sets out the conditions and procedure for the provision of accommodation and compensation for disadvantage in exams.


In accordance with the Faculty Regulations, a student who is unable to attend an exam for a valid reason (e.g. illness) must notify the secretariat. The medical certificate or any other document attesting the student's inability to take the exams must be sent within three days to HECmaster@unil.ch.

In case of unjustified absence, the student will receive the grade of zero. 


The Bachelor examination modalities apply to students who complete a preparatory year or semester, even integrated refresher courses, regarding the use of a dictionary: it is not allowed in case of exams in French, except in the case of exams which allow documentation.

Paper bilingual dictionaries are permitted for Master’s level examinations. No stickers containing any information will be tolerated. Dictionaries will be checked by the invigilators, mainly in case of examinations where documentation is limited or not permitted.


As it is considered as an exam, you must register in the same way you do as for any exam (the same penalties apply for non registration)

Registration to attend lectures

Registration to attend lectures ("auditeur" status) does not allow access to exams or other assessment mechanisms. No results are provided to those with this status.

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