Bachelor’s studies

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is a public institution renowned throughout Europe and the world. EPFL is a prestigious institute of technology aiming at excellence in research and education. It is also known for its unique cosmopolitanism.

Destination: innovation

EPFL gives access to most fields of basic sciences, engineering and architecture. Its diplomas are very well recognized internationally and open many career opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad. At Bachelor’s level, 13 programs are offered.

Bachelor’s studies at EPFL

Study programs structure

The Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) is spread over three years and is a mandatory path to a Master’s degree.

Bachelor’s programs

Available in 13 different disciplines, the Bachelor’s degree constitutes the first stage of polytechnic studies.

Admission and registration

Information about admission to a Bachelor’s program at EPFL.

Study programs open to the world

The campus’ quality in terms of infrastructures, comfort and climate, the network of collaborations established nationally and internationally, as well as the economic stability of Switzerland are all elements explaining the fact that many renowned professors, determined researchers, and motivated students choose to join EPFL. On a daily basis, EPFL aims at offering its students the environment that will enable them to fulfill their potential and take the first steps of a promising career in the fields of basic sciences, engineering or architecture.

Choosing a field of study

Information days 22-24.11.2023

EPFL welcomes you on its campus for this key annual event that will help you prepare for your future.

Orientation tools

Several orientation tools are at your disposal to guide you in your choice of a field of study that will best suit your aspirations.

Meeting EPFL representatives

Get answers to your questions and receive advice during various events and information sessions.

Why study at EPFL?

Hands-on learning

EPFL supports cross-disciplinary projects with hands-on learning and practical applications to enable students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Excellence fellowships

In order to encourage students in their scientific ambitions, EPFL offers excellence fellowships to the most outstanding first year Bachelor’s students.

Enhanced Learning Programs

EPFL offers its students a unique chance to join a research internship program and spend a summer in one of its labs, enhancing practical experience and doing real research.

Students’ stories

Watch videos featuring EPFL students who present their study programs, as well as their everyday lives and their experiences on campus.