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Expand your horizon by joining a global opportunity at one of our partner universities during your break.

Our partners offer programs such as summer schools, hackathons or research internships that allow you to gain new skills and exposure as well as get a taste of studying abroad. Below a few examples of global opportunities.

Please note that all of the global opportunities proposed on this webpage are non-credited. Even if the program offers credits you will not be able to transfer them to EPFL. You will have to apply directly to the institution. Except if stated otherwise, EPFL will not nominate students for these opportunities.


Applications are now open for the 2024 edition of the Summer Schools on Artificial Intelligence and on Industry 4.0, taking place from July 1 until July 12.

Register here before May 12, 2024.

Applications are now open for the following 2024 Summer School programmes:

  • Sustainable Futures in Energy
  • Sustainabe Futures in Biological and Environmental Sciences

Applications close on Monday 20th May.

EPFL Students get a 10% discount.

Summer School on Circularity in the Built Environment: 8 – 10 July 2024.
From “circuits of capital” to “circuits of value”: addressing the barriers of circularity implementation.

Summer courses for both graduate and undergraduate students. In principle, 30% fee reduction for EPFL students.

Dresden Microelectronics Academy: one-week summer school for advanced students (Master/PhD/postdoc).

Challenging two-week course in cooperation with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Vestas Wind Systems and DTU Wind Energy.


In 2024, SJTU is offering 165 world-class research projects for overseas undergraduate students which cover 22 fields including mechanical engineering, electronic information and electronic engineering, agriculture and pharmacy, etc. The internship runs from July 1 to August 11.

Application deadline: May 30, 2024

Selection of summer programs to cater to the students’ various academic and personal interests. (Please note that EPFL will not be nominating candidates, students need to apply individually).

Intensive five-week summer program offering a variety of topics ranging from economics and business management to history, politics, sociology, and arts.


The International Summer Research Program (ISRP) is a rigorous summer program that welcomes top students from various partner universities to join labs of leading UC San Diego faculty and engage in cutting-edge research. The ISRP 2024 program takes place from June 30 to August 31.

Four-week experience for international undergraduate students.


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