Study Abroad Fair

Interested in a student exchange? Learn everything about studying abroad from the Education Outreach Department and the Student Exchange Office at their annual Study Abroad Fair. This event is reserved for second year Bachelor students who will receive an invitation.

The next edition will take place on October 12th, 2023.

Get out of your comfort zone to increase your employability

The benefits of studying abroad? Discovering another education system and new pedagogical approaches are a real added benefit to your career. An international experience, including a good command of another language will significantly increase your employability and help you stand out in the job market.

Get out of your comfort zone, get to know yourself better and unfold your potential. Build a network for your future, open to new cultures, look at the world through a different lens and widen your horizons. Come and see for yourself at our annual Study Abroad Fair! This project is financially supported by Movetia.

Program of the 2023 edition, Forum Rolex

Do I participate in the afternoon or in the evening?

The event is reserved for second year Bachelor’s students and takes place in two identical sessions at the Forum Rolex. According to your section you will be attributed the midday (12h15 – 15h00) or the evening (18h15 – 21h30) schedule. It is not possible to change slots. Snacks will be provided at both sessions.

To participate you will need to register via the link in the email you will receive end of September.

Time of SessionSections
12h15 – 15h00
(general presentation of mobility program and fair with booths)
Chemistry and Chemical Eng. (CGC)
Electrical Eng. (EL)
Microengineering (MT)
Materials Science and Eng. (MX)
Physics (PH)
Communication Systems (SC)
Life Sciences (SV)
18h15 – 21h30
(general presentation of mobility program and fair with booths)
Mechanical Engineering (GM)
Civil Engineering (GC)
Maths (MA)
Architecture (AR)
Environm. Sciences and Eng. (SIE)
Computer Science (IN)

General presentation of the exchange opportunities

Prof. Kathryn Hess, Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs and Outreach, and the Education Outreach Department will open the general presentation underlining the benefits of study abroad opportunities for academic, personal and professional development. The Student Exchange Office will provide an overview of topics related to student exchanges (conditions, deadlines, language tests, modalities etc.) and answer questions from the audience.

Fair with booths representing partner institutions

After the general presentation, participants will be able to move around the booths and meet and discuss with returning EPFL or incoming exchange students or pass by the booth of the Student Exchange Office to ask additional questions.

Booths at the fair

The below list of booths (expand toggles), manned by students, gives you an idea of the institutions represented in 2022.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU 

Technical University of Denmark – DTU 

Delft University of Technology 

École polytechnique – L’X

KU Leuven


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität München – TUM

TU Wien


Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Torino

Spain and Portugal:

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid – UPM
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – UPV
Universidade de Lisboa

United Kingdom:

Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh


École Polytechnique de Montréal
McGill University
University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo


Carnegie Mellon University 
Johns Hopkins University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


City University of Hong Kong
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – KAIST
Pohang University of Science and Technology – POSTECH (Korea)
Seoul National University – SNU
University of Sydney
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – HKUST


Nanyang Technological University – NTU
NUS National University of Singapore

Student Exchange Office – Coralie Link:

Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, the United States

Student Exchange Office – Myriam Schaffter:

China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Sweden

Student Exchange Office – Luisa Pizzillo:

Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Student Exchange Office – Béatrice Hernandez:
Belgium, Ireland, the United Kingdom

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