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 14 October 2021 and the program will soon be available on this page.

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!

The program for the 2021 edition will soon be available on this page.

Virtual Edition 2020

2020 we were online!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the entire event took place online and allowed second year Bachelor students to obtain the information they need to pursue a student exchange.

Vice-President for Education Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst opened the Webinar general session (17:15 – 18:45) underlining the benefits of study abroad opportunities despite the current challenges we face. 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.

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 students and representatives of the ETHZ, Anders Hagström and Francesca Broggi-Wüthrich

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU

Technical University of Denmark – DTU


École polytechnique – L’X


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
RWTH Aachen University
Technische Universität Berlin

The Netherlands / Belgium:

Delft University of Technology
KU Leuven

Technische Universität München – TUM

TU Wien


Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Torino


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

Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Nottingham

Canada 1:

University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo

Canada 2:

École Polytechnique de Montréal
McGill University


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


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


Nanyang Technological University – NTU
NUS National University of Singapore

Student Exchange Office – Coralie Link:

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

Student Exchange Office – Luisa Pizzillo:

Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey 

Student Exchange Office – Myriam Schaffter:

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

2019 International Fair © Alain Herzog