Application deadlines and procedure

Deadlines

The deadline to submit the application to the exchange office of the EPFL depends on the destination:

  • Exchanges inside Europe: March 1st
  • Exchanges outside of Europe: December 1st

Application Procedures

Complete the on-line form in IS-Academia (student portal), under “Exchange application”, “application form”, by indicating, in order of preference, between 1 and 6 choices of partner universities and write a motivation letter. Validate your form.

After the selection, establish your learning agreement (list of courses) in IS-Academia under « Exchange application », by clicking on «Gestion échange OUT » in order to display the fields to be completed. Print the learning agreement, obtain the approval and the signature of the academic adviser for your section, and upload it to IS-Academia under « Exchange application », « LA signé à télécharger ».

The applications for an exchange outside Europe are selected by an internal board.

The students selected for an exchange outside Europe are not authorized to submit an application for an exchange in Europe.

Complete the on-line form in IS-Academia, under “Exchange application”, “application form”, by indicating, in order of preference, between 1 and 4 choices of partner universities.

Establish the learning agreement (list of courses) for your 1st choice of university (in the form), print it, obtain the approval and the signature of the academic adviser for your section, and upload it in IS-Academia (in the form). Validate the form.

After the selection, all modifications to the initial learning agreement signed by your exchange coordinator must be registered in IS-Academia under « Exchange application ». The updated learning agreement must be signed again by your exchange coordinator and uploaded to IS-Academia under « Exchange application», « LA signé à télécharger ».

Students are requested not to give up the exchange place for which they have been selected.