Excellence Research Internship Program

EPFL offers Excellence Research Internships in cutting-edge laboratories to highly qualified students from the program’s partner institutions who are looking for a stimulating and supervised practical experience at a leading university.

EPFL ranks as one of the most successful institutions in Europe. Its pioneering and interdisciplinary spirit, coupled with state-of-the-art infrastructures, attracts leading scientists from around the world. Today, EPFL is developing into one of the most innovative and scientifically productive institutions. The vitality of home-grown entrepreneurs and the international networks established with other centers of excellence reinforce this innovative spirit. EPFL’s Excellence Research Internship Program (ERIP) offers the opportunity to outstanding students to experience research during three months in this stimulating environment.

Excellence Research Internships are a unique chance to …

… expand knowledge and explore new or alternative fields

… specialize within a specific scientific subject

… gain experience in a cutting-edge lab and boost career prospects

… work and interact with first-rate researchers

… discover a new exciting university and its renowned professors

… enlarge experience in a scenic country and discover a new culture

… get a taste of what graduate studies could be at EPFL

Eligibility & application

The Excellence Research Internship Program is open to outstanding students from partner universities.

Practical information

Here is some practical information for a unique experience at EPFL.


The FAQs contains answers to recurrent questions on the program and admissions.

Testimonials and Reviews

Interns’ testimonials

Read about the interns’ experiences while working with researchers but also independently on exciting projects in areas such as health, environment, engineering, basic science or information technology.

From an internship to EPFL graduate studies

Former interns explain why they felt valued in the Excellence Research Internship Program, what impact their contributions had, and why they returned to EPFL for their Master’s degree or PhD.

Interns’ blog

This intern-led and intern-based blog tells on- and off-campus stories of former participants. Discover why this unique Excellence Research Internship Program could be just what you are looking for.


For more information on the Excellence Research Internship Program, please contact us:

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