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University of Lucerne

There are many good reasons as to why you might choose to study at the University of Lucerne: aside from the attractive range of study programmes on offer, the youngest university in Switzerland distinguishes itself by offering a more personal atmosphere for students, whilst also prioritising its international networks.


The University of Lucerne is a young one. Although its roots reach back as far as 1600, it has only been one of Switzerland's twelve universities since 2000. 


Most of the study programmes at the University of Lucerne are taught through the medium of German. We currently offer a Masters in Health Sciences which is taught solely through the medium of English. 


Once international doctoral students or international researchers are appointed several questions regarding visa regulations, registration or employment may arise. In this section, you will find useful information and links on how you can best assist your academic staff before and on arrival in Switzerland and at the University of Lucerne. Please also consult our Welcome Centre page, which provides assistance with relocation-related questions. 

Student services

The University of Lucerne's International Relations Office (IRO) supports the international activities of its members with well-directed information, advice and services. In addition to the services regarding international mobility, the International Relations Office fosters the integration and presence of the University of Lucerne on the international stage and participates in the conceptualisation and implementation of a strategy of internationalisation for the University.

Housing services

The Student Mentor Foundation Lucerne is offering 280 accommodation units in one-bedroom studios and two to five bedroom apartments within a new-build housing development in the city of Lucerne. These rooms are available from CHF 480.-- per month. This rent covers additional costs, a high-performance internet connection and modern, functional furnishings.

Library services

  • Library stock for Studying, Teaching and Research at the University Lucerne
  • Library stock for the Teacher Education Lucerne (PH) 
  • Open-Access Library with over 670 Learn- and Working Places
  • The large academic library for students, lecturers and interested members of the public in the Uni/PH Building. 

Medical services

Health insurance is taken out on an individual basis. Adults must take the necessary steps by contacting a health insurance company of their choice. Each insured person pays an individual premium that is not dependent upon income. This premium varies depending upon the insurance provider, the place of residence and the form of insurance cover. 

Campus life

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts helps make life as straightforward and pleasant as possible for its students, with its canteens, libraries, sports facilities, software, advice, language courses, childcare facilities and a great deal more. The Lucerne campus provides the perfect environment for study.

Sports facilities

University Sports (HSCL) operates on behalf of Lucerne’s universities (University of Lucerne, Hochschule Luzern HSLU, University of Teacher Education Lucerne) to offer a diverse sports programme allowing participants to learn and train in numerous different sports. At HSCL, you and your friends can play sport, have fun and achieve your athletic goals. We enhance your everyday life with something to offset your work and studies.

Student clubs

The ALUMNI Organisation at the University of Lucerne represents the interests of its former students. The main aim of the organisation is to promote networking opportunities between former students and to sustain good links with their alma mater. In this way, both former students and the University of Lucerne itself profits.

Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

Other programmes from this organisation


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