Beyond allowing you to discover a new educational system, an international exchange offers you the unique opportunity to spend part of your curriculum in another institution and discover new pedagogical approaches, both of which will give real added value to your academic career. Such an experience also allows you to gain international experience and master another language through real immersion, assets that will enable you to significantly enhance your employability.
Leaving your comfort zone and setting ambitious objectives allows you to know yourself better and become more autonomous. Building a network of useful contacts for your future, experiencing other cultures and widening your vision of the world will also open up new possibilities.
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The Education Outreach Department (SPE) manages the inter-institutional partnerships and works hand in hand with the Registrar’s Office’s (SAC) Mobility Office, which is in charge of all practical aspects relating to student mobility, in order to make exchanges a success.
Each field of study also has an academic exchanges advisor who will give you information about the academic aspects of an exchange and the development of your individual study plan.
During the 3rd year of your Bachelor’s, you may study at one of EPFL’s many partner universities without interrupting your studies, as credits obtained abroad will be recognized.
EPFL offers you the possibility to complete your curriculum abroad by undertaking your Master’s project at either a partner or a non-partner university.
EPFL offers certain students with outstanding academic records the unique opportunity to follow a double diploma or a joint degree course.
Spice up your Summer! Our partners’ summer opportunities are a perfect way to gain new skills and research exposure while expanding your horizons.
Are you thinking of your next academic career move? Looking at graduate studies opportunities abroad might bring you new prospects.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EXCHANGE DESTINATIONS
Are you in the 2nd year of your Bachelor’s degree and interested in a student exchange? Learn everything about studying abroad from the Education Outreach Department and the Student Exchange Office at their annual Study Abroad Fair.
The next edition will be held in the fall 2022.
Mobility representatives of leading US and Canada partner universities presented their institution to EPFL students during the North American Week, that was organized online on 8 and 10 Nov. 2021.
Represented universities: University of Toronto (CA), University of Waterloo (CA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), University of California, San Diego (USA).
Meeting a host institution
- University of Waterloo, Canada, Online Information Session, 1 March
- University of Sydney, Australia, Online Study Abroad Info Sessions, 7, 9 and 11 February
- INSA Lyon, France, Online Open Day, 29 January, 9am-6pm
- Centrale Lille, France, Explore Centrale Lille, Introductory Virtual Webinar on Double Degrees and Exchange Opportunities, 2 December at 12:30 pm
- City University of Hong Kong, Virtual Information Session via Zoom, 15 October at 11:00 am
- University of Sydney, Australia, Virtual Information Session via Zoom, October 7 or 13
- École Polytechnique, Paris, France, Virtual Open Day, October 10