Admissions, fees and dates

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Once you have decided to apply and have already had your interview with the programme director, either on campus or online, you will need to complete the application form to start the application process.

The application form is available to download here and the steps to follow are given below. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

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Lémania - IB Experience

Many students dream of studying in Switzerland and for good reason. This unique country leaves an impression on visitors with the warmth of its welcome, high quality of life in a safe and stable environment.

Modern, multicultural and multilingual, Switzerland embraces the world and all who visit, yet manages to keep its own identity.

If you want to apply and have not yet set up a visit in person or online, please contact us. This is an important part of the admissions process and a great way for you to ask all those important questions.


Prep Year IB Diploma Prep Year IB Diploma
Day students
Tuition and books only 23’00 32’500
Boarding Student Fees (Tuition, books, room & full board) 7 day boarding 7 day boarding Without weekends Without weekends
Standard double room 60’370 69’870 50’010 59’510
Comfort double room 69’990 79’490 56’300 65’800
Comfort + double room 78’870 88’370 63’700 73’200

Important dates 2024/25

Arrival day for boarding students Sunday August 25 2024
Term begins Monday August 26 2024
Autumn Break From Friday October 11 2024, evening To Monday, October 28 2024
Christmas holiday Friday December 20, 2024, evening To Monday, January 6, 2025,
February holiday From Friday February 14, 2025 evening To Monday February 24, 2025
Easter holiday From Friday April 11, 2025 evening To Monday April 26, 2025
Academic Year ends Friday June 27, 2025
Boarding students must return the day before classes start after each holiday

Fees include

For boarding students the fee includes;

  • tuition courses and books, room in the the category chosen
  • full board, laundry and housekeeping, snacks available in the dorm
  • pedagogical supervision for homework, games room on campus, some weekend activities.

For day students the fee includes tuition and books

A full list of prices and cost of extras can be obtained from the admissions office and will be provided at the time of application.

balanced meals

How to apply

Where a document is requested but not yet available, please indicate when it is likely to be available and sent to us.

All completed forms need to be sent to;

online –

by post –

Ecole Lemania, Chemin de Préville 3, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

We will confirm receipt of your application within 24 hours and inform you of the next steps.

Send copies of your school transcripts, in English, for the last two years.

If you do not have these available please let us know when they will be available.

If English is your mother tongue or if you have studied in an English speaking curriculum for over 4 years, a test will not be required.

A copy of an official English test, IELTS, TEOFL or other, should be sent with the application form. If you haven’taken one, contact us to take an online evaluation.  

To accompany your application, we require a short handwritten essay, between 300-400 words on one of the following topics.

  • My favourite sport.
  • My work in the community (school community or local community)
  • What I can bring to Ecole Lemania.
  • My passion (sport, hobby, or other)

  • A passport sized photo
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your resident permit if you are not a Swiss national


Once you have completed the application form, send it with the supporting documents to

Any missing documents may be sent later but please indicate when they are likely to be available.

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When to Apply

The best time to apply to Ecole Lemania is always « as soon as possible » but most application are received from November to March.

There are several excellent  reasons for applying early

  • You can reserve your room preference in the boarding house, where places are limited
  • You have time to obtain your visa and arrive on time
  • You can concentrate on your studies knowing that your place is reserved.


Diploma Programme

Who needs a visa to study in Switzerland?

Students who have a EU/EEA or a UK passport do not need to apply for a student visa.  All other nationalities will need to apply for a student visa at the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence and book an appointment for a visa.

The visa process will take from 6-10 weeks so allow time for this when applying.

IMPORTANT:  All students need to apply for a residence permit and register as a foreign resident within 14 days of arrival in Switzerland the school administration and boarding will provide all the help you need with this before you arrive and once you are here.

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Arriving in Switzerland

Once you have applied

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Once you have applied for either the Preparatory Year or IB Diploma, you will receive an offer letter with the invoice to make the payment. Once the initial payment is made, your place is reserved and you will receive a receipt and acceptance letter.

If you need to apply for a visa, contact your nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate to start the process and this takes from 6-10 weeks. Once the visa application has been made, let us know so that we can follow the progress from our side.

Further details will be sent closer to the starting date concerning arrival details, what to bring and other useful information. A pick-up can be arranged at either Geneva or Zurich airport.

Coming to campus and induction

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On arrival day we can meet you at the airport and this can be arranged in advance with the admissions office if required. Boarding students should arrive the Sunday before classes start to check into their accommodation and day students should arrive on the first day of term.

Their are no classes for new students on the first morning of the new term and students will follow an induction programme with ice-breaker events with teachers and new and returning students.

For the first week, new students will pair up with a returning student which is a great way to become accustomed to your new surrounding and feel at home.

school rules, regulations and calendar 2024/25

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