University of Lucerne

Luzern, Switzerland
The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Its roots stretch back as far as 1600, but it has existed as a modern university only since 2000. The number of students has grown in ten years from about 250 in the founding year 2000 to currently around 2.400 students. The University of Lucerne comprises three faculties: Theology, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law. Its emphasis on networking is a particular characteristic.



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.


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.

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.

  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • Master's Degrees
  • Doctorates


The Office of Equal Opportunity offers a variety of promotion mechanisms for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)
  • L.L.M. Law
    Faculty of Law
Medicine & Health (1)


Student services

The Academic Services are an advisory and service centre not only supporting the University Board and the University Administration but also give advise and support in many topics linked to Teaching and Research.

The Academic Services provide scientifically based services and ensure the transfer of knowledge and information to its internal and external target audience.

Housing services

The association for students's accomodation Lucerne ensures that there are a sufficient number of accommodation options in Lucerne which meet the needs of students.

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.

ICT services

  • CampusCard
  • Printing, Photocopying and Scanning
  • StudMAIL (E-Mail System)
  • eduroam
  • Interner access to ZHB e-menu and Swisslex
  • External access to ZHB e-menu and Swisslex

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.

Student Life

Student clubs

  • Lucerne Students' Organisation
  • Students' Bodies
  • Associations

Other Degrees