Excellence fellowships

In order to encourage holders of a Swiss high-school maturity diploma and holders of a Swiss vocational maturity diploma undertaking the CMS in their scientific ambitions, EPFL offers excellence fellowships to the most outstanding first year Bachelor’s students.

Rewarding all forms of excellence

These fellowships, worth CHF 10,000 spread over three years, along with guaranteed housing (in case this has been requested in the registration form), are intended for students who have achieved remarkable results throughout their pre-university curriculum, in both school and extracurricular activities.

EPFL wishes to reward candidates who are motivated to further pursue their scientific interests and undertake demanding studies, while also taking into account their involvement in the life of their school or in extracurricular activities, whether artistic, sporting, civic, or entrepreneurial.

Kathryn Hess Bellwald

We are delighted to offer these fellowships to outstanding students so that they can focus on their studies and continue to be involved in their extracurricular activities.

Kathryn Hess Bellwald, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach

Application and presentation

In order to be eligible for this fellowship, students in their final year of high school must check the corresponding box on their Bachelor’s application form before April 30th and provide the requested application file.

Following the study of all applications, the most promising candidates will be invited to present their maturity project or a subject of their choice before a jury of EPFL professors. Their eloquence, their capacity for synthesis and their ability to put their thoughts into perspective will be evaluated during short five-minute presentations followed by question and answer sessions.


We warmly thank the EPFL Student Foundation, the Domaine de Villette Foundation, the Léonard Gianadda Mécénat Foundation, the Luc & Irène Bauer Foundation and M. George Popescu, as well as all donors who wish to remain anonymous, for their support towards our students.

Choosing a Bachelor’s study program

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