Signature of a new exchange agreement


Signing a new exchange agreement with another university allows the following activities to be set up:

  • Short stay (maximum two weeks) for a member of UNIL teaching staff at the partner university
  • Short stay (maximum one or two weeks) by a colleague from the partner university at UNIL
  • Student and PhD student exchanges (one or two semesters)
Types of agreement





SEMP agreement



Teaching staff, PhD students, students

Bilateral agreement

Worldwide (including Europe)

Teaching and research

Teaching staff, PhD students, students

  • Existing collaboration with long-term prospects
  • Planned joint activities (only teaching activities can be supported under an SEMP agreement)
  • Promotion of exchange opportunities among students and colleagues
  • Possibility of both inward and outward student exchanges


Financial support

Financial support is available for both teaching staff and students under signed agreements. The conditions vary depending on the type of agreement (see links below). The IRO supports the signing of SEMP agreements over bilateral agreements with European partners participating in the Erasmus programme as it offers more favourable financial conditions.

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SEMP/Erasmus agreements

Mr Gregor Jancik
Tel. +41 21 692 20 24

Bilateral agreements Europe, Asia and Oceania

Mr Marc Pilloud
Tel. +41 21 692 20 23

Bilateral agreements Africa and Americas

Mr Mattias Buess
Tel. +41 21 692 20 21