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 virtual fair took place on 12 October 2021 and the next edition will be held in the fall 2022.

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.

Virtual Edition 2021

Due to the current measures in place, the event took place online and was aimed at second year Bachelor students.

Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs and Outreach, Prof. Kathryn Hess Bellwald opened the Webinar general session (17:15 – 18:45) underlining the benefits of study abroad opportunities for academic, personal and professional development. The Student Exchange Office provided an overview of topics related to student exchanges (conditions, deadlines, language tests, modalities etc.) and answered questions from the audience. The testimony of two EPFL students who shared their study abroad experiences complemented the first part of the event. The webinar was not recorded!

In the second part, the students were able to move around the virtual Zoom booths (18:45 – 20:00), meet and discuss with returning EPFL or incoming exchange students or pass by the virtual booths of the Student Exchange Office to learn more about exchange conditions and other study abroad opportunities, or ask additional questions.

Virtual Zoom booths

The below list of virtual booths (expand toggles), manned by students, gives you an idea of the institutions represented. Student were able to switch from one link to another and visit any booth of interest.

Exchange student and representative of the ETHZ, Francesca Broggi-Wüthrich (ZOOM)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (ZOOM)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU (ZOOM)

Technical University of Denmark – DTU (ZOOM)

Delft University of Technology (ZOOM)

École polytechnique – L’X (ZOOM)

Germany (ZOOM):

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
RWTH Aachen University
Technische Universität Berlin

Technische Universität München – TUM (ZOOM)

TU Wien (ZOOM)

Italy and Spain (ZOOM):


Politecnico di Torino


Universidad Politecnica de Madrid – UPM
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – UPV

United Kingdom (ZOOM):

Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh

Canada 1 (ZOOM):

University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo

Canada 2 (ZOOM):

École Polytechnique de Montréal
McGill University

Asia (ZOOM):

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – KAIST
Seoul National University – SNU
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – HKUST

Singapore (ZOOM):

Nanyang Technological University – NTU
NUS National University of Singapore

Student Exchange Office – Coralie Link (ZOOM):

Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, USA

Student Exchange Office – Myriam Schaffter (ZOOM):

Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom

Student Exchange Office – Luisa Pizzillo (E-mail: [email protected])

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

During this week dedicated to student exchange opportunities in the United States and Canada, representatives of leading partner universities in this region and mobility experts presented their institutions and answered exchange questions from EPFL students. The virtual sessions took place from 8-10 November 2021.

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