An international university

Ranked among the best institutions of technology in the world, EPFL emphasizes innovation, interdisciplinarity and diversity at all levels of teaching and research. Through targeted international collaborations, the School cultivates these dimensions and strongly encourages international mobility.

By promoting international exchanges, EPFL aims at providing you with a unique and enriching experience at both academic and personal levels.

Coming to EPFL as an exchange student offers you an excellent opportunity to develop projects and build a network in a top-class scientific institution, while discovering Switzerland and Europe.

EPFL also offers you, as a student or a researcher, numerous possibilities for academic exchanges and collaborations with partner institutions in Switzerland and abroad.

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International opportunities

Coming to EPFL

Every year, EPFL welcomes students from all over the world. This offers you the possibility to join the School as part of a university exchange semester or year, for your Master’s thesis or other lab projects, or as part of a double diploma or a joint degree.

Studying abroad

EPFL strongly encourages you to make the most of its many mobility offers, whether through a traditional exchange, the completion of a Master’s thesis in a partner institution, or the participation in a double diploma or joint degree.

International outreach

International outreach is part of EPFL’s DNA in many aspects. The School engages in the international education community to build key partnerships, strengthen its international networks and share best practices with its peers.