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Haute Ecole Pedagogique Canton de Vaud - Swiss

The Haute École Pédagogique Canton de Vaud is located in Swiss, in Lausanne. Also called HEP Vaud, the University offers beautiful settings and the chance to be immerged in a complete French-speaking environment.

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Campus map
Video presentation

Information about the university
The HEP Vaud is located near the heart of Lausanne in the Parc des Cèdres. It is a small campus which comprises 5 buildings and the HEP´s educational focus lies in the formation of future teaching personals.

Language of instruction
French and English

Language requirements
French or English proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level.
For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please click here.
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements (Karakterkrav)
No GPA requirements.

Total number of study places
2 per semester

Tuition fee (Skolepenger)

SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme) offers scholarship in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.
SEMP scholarship amounts

Academic calendar
Autumn semester: Early August-End of January
Spring semester: February-End of July

How to find subjects
English: WESIS International Semester
French: You can find a list of the courses offered at HEP Vaud here (in French: only courses in “profil 1 à 4" - Please note that only the courses marked in blue are accessible for exchange students). For detailed information about a specific course, please click here.

ECTS credits abroad
30 ECTS = 30 studiepoeng

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

The HEP Vaud does not offer accommodation for exchange students; however, HEP Vaud recommends students to look for accommodation on a particular website. For more information, please click here.

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at


Students reports from exchange studies here