Incoming students

Two Programmes

Exchange semester(s)

For 1 or 2 semesters, students from partner Institutions of HEIG-VD enroll in regular classes and take exams. Students need a good working knowledge of French (B2 level) except if they are here for the Business courses taught in English.

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Preferred Arrival Date

February 14th, 2017

September 14th, 2016

Classes start

February 20th, 2017

September 20th, 2016

End of Exams
July 7th, 2017
February 16th, 2017

Break (from - to)

April 17th - April 23rd, 2017

December 24th, 2016-January 8th, 2017

Study project

Students from partner Institutions of HEIG-VD use the various labs and work on a compulsory Study Project under the supervision of one of the professors. This student’s home institution and the HEIG-VD agree on content and general conditions beforehand. An agreement must be set up and signed by the supervising professor at HEIG-VD, the student and the professor in charge at the partner institution.

Application Procedures

Incoming students to HEIG-VD have to apply through the International Office of their home institution. Students from partner institutions of HEIG-VD who wish to do a personal Study Project should apply through the International Office of their home institution to request a list of possible projects.

Once selected by their university, incoming students will have to submit

  • a completed application form
  • their academic transcript
  • a copy of their picture ID (passport or identity card)

Students coming for Study Projects, additionally submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a recommendation of their tutoring professor

Application deadline is

  • for the fall semester: May 31st
  • for the spring semester: January 10th