Program calendar

Laidlaw schedule

All dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please check back regularly. (Last updates on March 8th, 2023)

Students who begin the Laidlaw program in the 2nd year of their Bachelor’s studies are required to complete the entire program, including activities taking place after the completion of their Bachelor’s degree.

Please note that it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the Laidlaw program does not overlap with their academic curriculum, including compulsory inter-semester internships or courses that they may undertake.

Mon. 1 MayStart of the Laidlaw program for the 2023 cohort
Thu. 11 MayLaidlaw welcome evening at EPFL
Sat. 20 MayLeadership training day 1
Wed. 14 June (pm – exact time tbc)Global Laidlaw Foundation induction session online
Summer holidayResearch internship at EPFL
Sat. 2 & Sat. 9 SeptemberCommunication workshop (recommended)
Thu. 28 SeptemberResearch symposium
14-15 OctoberWeekend retreat – leadership training day 2 & 3
20-22 OctoberAnnual scholars conference in Europe / North America
Thu. 23 NovemberEPFL Research Award Ceremony (recommended)
23-24 MarchOn campus weekend – leadership training day 4 & 5
Summer holidayLeadership-in-Action internship
Thu. 5 SeptemberLeadership training day 6 – debrief, lessons learnt and way forward
Thu. 5 SeptemberClosing celebration evening!


For further information on the Laidlaw Program, please contact us:

[email protected]

Centre Midi – CM2 348
Station 10
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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