Apply for the E-CAS or DAS Program

Thank you for your interest in the BSL program!

Please ensure you upload the following documents:

We encourage you to carefully review our step-by-step application process and the required documentation for more details on the documents below.

  • Completed and signed application form
  • University Degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Portrait Photograph
  • Copy of ID
  • Application Fee of 120 CHF which can be paid directly here.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admissions Checklist

BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:

Application Fee
Payment of 120 CHF application fee here.

 Application form
Application form (which includes the terms and conditions) must be signed and completed.

Download the application & Terms & Conditions form here.

 University degree or equivalent
The E-CAS & DAS are open to applicants with a university degree or equivalent. In exceptional cases, applicants without a degree may be accepted. In addition, applicants must have at least 3 years of professional work experience.  Candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree will be expected to have 5 years of professional experience.

 Official transcripts
A transcript is a complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.
Note: foreign official transcripts must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary).

 Curriculum Vitae (CV)
An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any and activities). Applicants must have at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

 Motivation letter
A motivation letter/essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe we are the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.

 Recommendation letters (DAS only)
Two recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from school principals, school counsellors, teachers and/or employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, contributions (to class or community) and accomplishments.

 Proof of English proficiency
If English is not your first language or you did not study your University degree in English, you need to provide the results of an English proficiency test such as an internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken no longer than 2 years prior to the application. An English proficiency test is required for international applicants who attended a non-English speaking school or work place.

Minimum requirements (only one test necessary):

  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • TOEFL CBT 575
  • IELTS 6.5

 Photograph
A digital portrait photograph.

 Copy of ID
A copy of your passport or identity card.

 Copy of permit
A copy of your Swiss B/C permit, if applicable.

Application process

Step 1: Review the Admissions criteria - Before starting your application, read carefully our admissions criteria and checklist.

Step 2: Submit Application & Supporting documents - submit your application online or by email to admissions@bsl-lausanne.ch

Step 3: Notification on your application status - Our Admissions team will update you on the eligibility of your profile and the status of your application within two business days.

Step 4: Interview - If you are selected for the short list of candidates, you will be invited for an interview with the Program Director on campus (when possible) or via Skype/phone. Your motivation, professional experience, interpersonal skills, and maturity will be assessed during the interview.

Step 5: Admissions decision - The admissions committee makes a decision based on the information provided in the application and the interview performance. Admissions results are available within max one week following the interview.

Step 6: Reserve a seat in the program - Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of CHF 800 and cover the first semester fee in order to reserve a seat in the program.

 Step 7: Full Acceptance - Upon receiving your payment confirmation, we will send you a Full Acceptance letter which confirms your seat in the class.