Rules and evaluation


Direct access (subject to availability) for holders of a Swiss maturité gymnasiale (cantonal certificate recognized by the Confederation or federal certificate) or vocational/specialized maturité; specific admission requirements for other candidates (further information on the page Bachelor admission criteria & application).

After this preparatory year that is optional for holders of a Swiss maturité gymnasiale, these students may automatically integrate a Bachelor’s program of their choice. All other candidates must successfully pass the CMS to be admitted to the first year of Bachelor’s studies at EPFL.

In order to integrate the spring semester, all students must achieve an average of at least 3.5/6 at the autumn semester exams. In order to successfully pass the CMS, they must achieve an average of at least 4.0/6 at the spring semester exams.

Please note that, besides the CMS, candidates who do not fulfill the entrance requirements may be admitted to Bachelor’s studies by successfully passing the entrance exam of EPFL.

Further information about Bachelor’s programs at EPFL.