Exchange during 3rd Bachelor year

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.

In order to apply for an exchange in one of our partner universities, the students of all sections must meet the minimum requirements below:

  • outside Europe : average grade of minimum 5.0 at the Propédeutique
  • Europe + Switzerland : average grade of minimum 4.5 at the Propédeutique
  • 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:

  • 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 
  • during the academie exchange, register for the number of credits that are required to validate the 3rd Bachelor Year in order to receive the Bachelor’s Degree at the end of the exchange. In any case, register for a minimum of 45 ECTS.
  • 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.

Submitting an application does not guarantee an exchange spot at the preferred institution. Selection by EPFL does not guarantee acceptance by the partner.