On Wednesday, 26 May, the Swiss Federal Council announced its decision to ease certain restrictions. Since the spring semester is nearly over, however, no changes will be made to how classes are held before the start of the next academic year in September. The exam session will run from 21 June to 10 July. Around 85% of the exams will take place in person, while the rest will be online oral exams or take-home exams, depending on the format selected by the teachers at the start of the semester.

Most EPFL’s Bachelor’s and Master’s classes will remain online until the end of the semester, as will hybrid e. However, anyone who wishes to continue taking classes and exercise sessions entirely online can do so.

Class activities that require an on-site presence (practicals, projects, architecture workshops, etc.) will continue, in accordance with the Modulo system (if applicable) and under the responsibility of the unit head or the person in charge of the activity in question.

Masks must be worn at all times in buildings at all EPFL sites. You must follow the health and safety guidelines, which include maintaining a social distance of at least 1.5 meters whenever possible and washing your hands often. You should avoid forming groups on public transportation and in common areas like hallways, cafeterias, and restrooms.

It is still important to ventilate classrooms and other workspaces regularly, and we suggest you use the NotifyMe app by scanning the QR code displayed at the entrance to each room. This will help us with contact tracing, without the need to collect any personal data.

Spring semester 2021

All information can be found in the Coming to campus Q&A.

Please read the information available on EPFL’s Travel webpage as well as the document Directive setting out the conditions underpinning EPFL’s COVID-19 protection plan, very carefully. Your cooperation is crucial to ensuring that you can take your exams and continue your studies with the least possible disruption.

It is important that you keep following the health and safety guidelines we have adopted for the EPFL campus in order to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading within our community.

All information can be found in the Summer 2021 exam session Q&A.

More information about registration, teaching, exercises, lab sessions, projects and exams during the fall semester can be found on the Q&A: Coronavirus, classes and exams page.

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Fall semester classes, assessment, exams and failing grades, and summer exam session rescheduled.

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Find out about all the support measures available to students.

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Tools and help for teachers

All information regarding distance learning, scheduling and technical support.

Flexible teaching

Thinking about how to best combine on-line and on campus teaching.


You will find all the information concerning education at EPFL on the Education website.

For questions about classes, projects and seminars, please contact your teachers.

For all other questions, including if you need support in connection with your well-being or personal situation, please contact Student Services by email.