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

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

Several study abroad fairs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2020

  • Swiss Embassy, Go Global Fair, Toronto, Canada, 9.02 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Swiss Embassy, Go Global Fair, Montreal, Canada, 8.02 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Study Abroad Fair, Baltimore, USA, 4.02 (EPFL exchange students)

January 2020

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Go Global Fair, 20.01 (EPFL exchange students)

December 2019

  • TU Wien, Exchange Studienmesse, Vienna, Austria, 3.12 (EPFL exchange students)

November 2019

  • KTH, Global Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 7.11 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Oxford University, Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, UK, 2.11 (EPFL representative)

October 2019

  • International Day, Universitat Politècnica de València (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales), Spain, 31.10, (EPFL exchange students)
  • Infomarkt, ETHZ, Zürich, 29 et 31.10 (EPFL representative and EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Toronto, Learning Abroad Fair, Canada, 29.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chili, International Fair, 9.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • HKUST Fall 2019 Study Abroad fair, Hong-Kong, 9.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Ecole Polytechnique, Forum de l’X, Paris, 8.10 (EPFL representative and exchange students)
  • Swiss Embassy, Recruit in Canada Fair, Toronto, Canada, 6.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Swiss Embassy, Recruit in Canada Fair, Montreal, Canada, 3.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 1.10 (EPFL exchange students)

September 2019

  • Swiss Embassy, Recruit in Canada, Vancouver, Canada, 29.09 (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Waterloo, Go Abroad Fair, Waterloo, Canada, 24.09 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Study Abroad Fair, Pittsburgh, USA, 13.09 (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Illinois, Illinois Abroad Day, Champaign, USA, 4.09 (EPFL exchange students)

June 2019

  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), International Day, 12.06 (EPFL exchange students)

May 2019

  • KAIST, Spring Student Mobility Fair, Daejeon, South Korea, 10.05 (EPFL exchange student)

April 2019

  • The University of Sydney, Sydney Abroad Fair, 8.4 (EPFL exchange student)
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Exchange Expo, Sydney, 9.4 (EPFL exchange student)
  • CentraleSupéléc, Forum des Universités partenaires, Gif Sur Yvette, France, 18.04 (EPFL representative and exchange students)

February 2019

  • MIT, European Career Fair, Cambridge, MA, USA, 16.2 (EPFL representative and exchange student)
  • Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Study Abroad Fair, Baltimore, USA, 5.02 (EPFL exchange student)

November 2018

  • TU Wien, Exchange Studienmesse, Vienna, Austria, 20.11 (EPFL exchange students)

October 2018

  • Oxford University, Science, Engineering and Technology Fair, UK, 27.10 (EPFL representative)
  • Infomarkt, ETHZ, Zürich, 23 and 25.10 (EPFL representative)
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Recruit in Canada, Vancouver, Canada, 21.10 (EPFL exchange student)
  • HKUST Exchange Fair, Hong-Kong, (18-19 October) (EPFL exchange students)
  • EPFL Forum and International Fair, EPFL Campus, 12.10 (EPFL representatives)
  • Ecole Polytechnique, Forum de l’X, Paris, 9.10 (EPFL representative and exchange students)
  • University of British Columbia (UBC), Global Experience Fair, Vancouver, Canada, 3.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Toronto, Learning Abroad Fair, 2-4.10 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Georgia Tech, Study Abroad Fair, Atlanta, USA, 2.10 (EPFL exchange students)

September 2018

  • University of Waterloo, Go Abroad Fair, Waterloo, Canada, 26.09 (EPFL exchange students)
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Go Global Fair, Montreal, Canada, 23.09 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Go Global Fair, Toronto, Canada, 22.09 (EPFL exchange student)
  • Embassy of Switzerland, EU Study Fair, Seoul, South Korea, 15.09-16.09 (EPFL exchange student present on 15.09)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Study Abroad Fair, Pittsburgh, USA, 14.09 (EPFL exchange students)
  • University of Illinois, Illinois Abroad Day, Champaign, USA, 5.09 (EPFL exchange students)

August 2018

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), International Exchange Day, Singapore, 29.08 (EPFL exchange students)