Coming to EPFL

EPFL has an extended network of partner universities throughout the world. By welcoming many international students, the School offers the opportunity to discover new horizons, widen perspectives and benefit from outstanding facilities.

Every year, students from all over the world join EPFL as part of a university exchange semester or year, for their Master’s thesis or other lab projects, or in the context of a double diploma or a joint degree.

On its lively campus situated in full view of the Alps on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL offers you an astonishing place to study, socialize and stimulate creativity. Lausanne is a small town with plenty to offer to culture buffs, gourmets, night owls or daydreamers. It is also a perfect base camp for weekend excursions to attractions in Switzerland or to European capitals.

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A university exchange offers the benefit of international experience without interrupting your studies, as the credits obtained at EPFL are recognized by its partner universities.

You may join EPFL to complete your Master’s thesis or another project in a laboratory under the supervision of an EPFL professor.

EPFL offers students with outstanding records the opportunity to follow a double degree or joint degree program. Coming to EPFL guarantees continuation of your studies at a prestigious institution and offers you complementary education.

Since 2013, the Excellence Research Internship Program has provided the opportunity to a handful of brilliant students from a selected group of institutions to experience 3-month internships in EPFL laboratories.

Meeting EPFL representatives and students

February 2023

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), NUS Go Global Fair, February 8 (EPFL exchange students)

November 2022

  • TU Wien, Austria, Exchange Study Fair, November 22 (EPFL exchange students)
  • TU Delft (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science), The Netherlands, Info Market, November 15 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Study Abroad Fair, November 10 (EPFL exchange student)
  • KU Leuven, Belgium, Go Global Week, Week of November 7 (EPFL exchange students)

October 2022

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, NTU GEM Fair, October 25 Online Universities’ Talks (EPFL representative)
    October 26 In-person Exhibition (EPFL exchange students)
  • ETH Zurich, Infomarkt ETH, October 25-27
    Hönggerberg campus, HPH, October 25, 11.30 – 13.30 (EPFL exchange students)
    Zentrum campus, main hall, October 27, 11.30 – 13.30 (EPFL representative and exchange students)
    Online Zoom: October 26 (EPFL representative and exchange students)
  • University of Toronto, Canada, Learning Abroad Fair, October 24-28, (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Oxford, UK, Oxford’s Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, October 15, 10:30am to 1pm (EPFL representative and Oxford interns returning from EPFL)

September 2022

  • X-Forum, École polytechnique, Paris, France, September 27 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Recruit in Canada Fair Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Embassy of Switzerland booth, September 27 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Recruit in Canada Fair Montréal, Montreal Convention Centre, Embassy of Switzerland booth, September 24 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Recruit in Canada Fair Toronto, Ontario, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Embassy of Switzerland booth, September 22 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Study Abroad Fair, September 15, 11am-2pm (EPFL exchange students)
  • DTU, Denmark, Study Abroad Fair, September 12, 11:30am-1pm (EPFL representative and EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Study Abroad Fair, September 8, (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Sydney, Australia, Sydney Abroad Fair, September 1, 10am-3pm (EPFL exchange student)

April 2022

  • CentraleSupélec, France, Forum virtuel des Universités partenaires, April 21, 10h30-16h

November 2021

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, SJTU Virtual Study Abroad Fair, November 29 – December 1 (EPFL representative)
  • KU Leuven (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering), Belgium, Go Global 2021 KU Leuven, November 18 (EPFL exchange students)

October 2021

  • University of Toronto, Canada, UofT Virtual Learning Abroad Fair, October 29 (EPFL representative)
  • University of Oxford, UK, Oxford’s Virtual Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, October 18 (EPFL representative)
  • École Polytechnique (l’X), Paris, France, X-Forum, October 12 (l’X students following a double degree at EPFL)

September 2021

  • National University of Singapore, Virtual Go Global Fair, September 1 (EPFL representative)

April 2021

  • CentraleSupélec, France, Forum virtuel des Universités partenaires, April 15

February 2021

  • Johns Hopkins University, Virtual Study Abroad Fair, February 11

January 2021

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Virtual Go Global Fair, January 28
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Virtual GEM Fair, January 27
  • Aalto University, Finland, Virtual Study Abroad Fair, January 12

December 2020

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Virtual Study Abroad Fair, December 8

October 2020

  • Georgia Tech, USA, Virtual Study Abroad Fair, October 8
  • Oxford, UK, University, Virtual Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, October 19
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Virtual Illinois Abroad Week, October 19-23
  • University of Toronto, Canada, Virtual Learning Abroad Fair, October 27
  • ETH Zurich, Virtual Fair – Infomarkt, October 29