Information exchanges 2020-21 [last updated 01.07.2020]
EPFL took the decision to maintain student exchanges in 2020-21 where host universities are continuing their exchange programs, given that the development of the sanitary condition due to Covid-19 allows it. More detailed information can be found on the Coronavirus FAQ.
In order to apply for an exchange in one of our partner universities, the students of all sections must have the minimum requirements below:
- outside Europe : average grade of minimum 5.0 at the Propé
- Europe : average grade of minimum 4.5 at the Propé
- the student must have completed the two first years at EPFL
After the selection, the requirements to be able to go on exchange for a full academic year are the following (applicable as of the academic year 2018-19):
- Students who finished the first year in the Spring semester have to obtain all the credits of the 2nd year (60 ECTS) in 2 semesters maximum.
- Students who finished the first year in the Autumn semester have to obtain all the credits of the 2nd year (60 ECTS) in 3 semesters maximum and register for the equivalent of minimum 45 ECTS during the exchange, if they have already obtained more than 15 ECTS of the 3rd year Bachelor before going on exchange.
- go on an exchange during a full academic year (an exchange of one semester is not possible).
- to have a good knowledge of the language of the host country or the language of teaching. A language certificate is often required by certain universities. The language level varies between the institutions.