Dive into the world of STEM!

Fancy building an optical heart rate monitor? Or discovering aquatic ecosystems in streams? How about creating an earthquake-resistant structure? Or following in the footsteps of astronauts by recreating the first walk on the moon?

Then head to the EPFL Campus to immerse yourself in the world of science and technology! You’ll spend a week discovering a range of innovative STEM fields and getting to know the university campus.

During this study week, you will explore a host of exciting uses for the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math). In the various modules, you will actively contribute to solving problems, as well as collecting samples and working on specific applications such as robotics, medical technology or the development of new materials.

The summer school at the EPFL Campus also shows you what it is like to live and study in another language region.

Practical information

When and where
July 1-4, 2024 at EPFL (Lausanne)
The activities will take place between 9am and 5pm, though the exact timetable has not yet been finalized. A detailed program with definitive times will be sent to participants.
High-school students who have successfully completed their first year of gymnasium.
CHF 50 (excl. VAT).
Lunch on the first day will be provided. Lunch on the other days and any accommodation costs are at the charge of the participants.
Online registration before May 1, 2024
For questions and further information please contact the Education Outreach Department at [email protected]

Past editions

This pre-university STEM immersion study week was created by EPFL’s Education Outreach Department in cooperation with Gymnasium Lerbermatt, as part of the School’s effort to promote STEM subjects. From 2023, the immersion study week will be open to all gymnasium students in German-speaking Switzerland.

2019 summer school for the Gymnasium Lerbermatt STEM class

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Within the context of an existing partnership, EPFL organized this week-long immersion program for students of Gymnasium Lerbermatt (Köniz) as part of the School’s work to promote STEM subjects. The annual pre-university study weeks offer an interdisciplinary immersion in science and technology, as well as providing an introduction to the EPFL Campus and student life.