McCall MacBain Leadership Development Program

As part of the Bachelor excellence fellowships, EPFL offers the recipients a unique opportunity in leadership and other transversal skills trainings throughout the 3-year bachelor study at EPFL

Students building a better tomorrow

With the support from McCall MacBain Foundation, EPFL has launched this leadership development program in order to create a community of engaged and responsible individuals with leadership competencies that can have a positive impact on society. This vision ties closely to EPFL’s aspiration to inspire and guide future generations of responsible leaders to develop tangible solutions to shape a better world.

The aim of the McCall MacBain leadership development program, available to Bachelor excellence fellowships recipients, is to foster the young potentials to make significant contributions to the society, making sure we cultivate them with the right tools and mindset during their time at EPFL.

Throughout the three years, students are invited to join workshops as well as networking opportunities to meet different professional profiles.

Kathryn Hess Bellwald

The McCall MacBain Leadership Development Program provides a wonderful opportunity for students to form a community of responsible, highly motivated future leaders, equipped with skills that will enable them to contribute substantially to facing up to societal challenges.

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

The program in short

· Four-day mountain retreat to kick off your journey at EPFL

· Workshops on personal development focusing on leadership skills

· Networking events with inspiring activities and a like-minded community

· Project work on giving back to the community

· Peer to peer mentorship

· Coaching and support

Meryem B.

This program allowed me to integrate into a nice and diverse community, with whom I had many occasions to understand better and train various skills during self-developping activities. I can therefore say it represents a welcomed addition to my studies

Meryem B., Materials Science and Engineering student


Develop transversal skills including leadership, communication, global citizenship, critical thinking and many more.

Integration mountain retreat

Slow down to accelerate with a community of engaged and responsible future leaders.

Giving back to the community

Demonstrate commitment to the community and be motivated to further take action of positive impact.

*Please note that EPFL reserves the right to evaluate the student profiles for the acceptance to this program.*


For further information on the program, please contact us:

[email protected]

Centre Midi – CM2 245
Station 10
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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