Prizes and distinctions

Discover the prizes awarded each year during the Magistrale

Application deadline : 21 August 2020 (max 2 applications)

EPFL rewards several prizes in its own name, but also on behalf of companies, public institutions or foundations. The best academic results and the best Master’s projects are rewarded. There are two categories of prizes: jury prizes (upon registration), and prizes for grades linked to the results obtained by the student during the Master’s course (without registration, awarded automatically).


List of prizes

PricesSection
Alfred Stucky
intended to reward an student in Civil Engineering for his or her outstanding personal work.
Amount : CHF 3’000
Regulation
Application procedure to the Section
SGC
Anna Barbara Reinhard
intended to reward the student who has obtained the best average in the Master’s studies (including the Master’s project) of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering section. This prize is offered by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Amount: CHF 800
Regulation
No application
SEL
Annaheim-Mattille
intended to reward the student who has presented a high-level Master’s project dedicated to bringing together life sciences and informatics (bioinformatics, bio-inspired systems). This prize is offered by the Fondation Marguerite.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
BASF Monthey (Chim.)
intended to reward the best Master’s project in Molecular and Biological Chemistry.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SCGC
BASF Monthey (Ing. chim.)
intended to reward the best Master’s project in Chemical and Bioengineering
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SCGC
BCV
intended to reward a student (or group of students) in the Architecture who has/have demonstrated outstanding studio skills. This prize is offered by the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise.
Amount : CHF 2’500 (dispatched)
Regulation
No application
SAR
BG Ingénieurs Conseils (Arch.)
intended to reward a student in Architecture who has completed a Master’s project in the field of sustainable development.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
Application procedure to the Section
SAR
BG Ingénieurs Conseils
intended to reward a student who has completed a Master’s project in the field of sustainable development.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
CITEC Mobility Solutions
intended to reward a student in Civil Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in a Master’s project in the field of transport or mobility.
Amount : CHF 1’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
Form to be attached to the application:
CITEC Form
SGC
Commune de Chavannes-près-Renens (VD)
intended to reward a student who, during his or her studies, has left a strong impression in his or her behaviour or personnality.
Amount : CHF 500
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
CSD Ingénieurs
intended to reward a student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering who has completed an excellent Master’s project in term of quality of solutions aimed at improving the quality of life and the environment.
Amount : max. CHF 2’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SSIE
Douchet
intended to reward the student in the Mathematics who has obtained the best grade average during his or her Master’s studies.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SMA
Elca
intended to reward the student in Computer Science who has obtained the best grade average in the Master’s studies.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SIN
EPFL – Best Master average grade
intended to reward the EPFL student who has obtained the best average in the Master’s studies.
Amount: CHF 2’500
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – Second best Master average grade
intended to reward the EPFL student who has obtained the second best average in the Master’s studies.
Amount: CHF 2’000
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – Third best Master average grade
intended to reward the student, all sections taken into account, who has obtained the third best average in the Master’s studies.
Amount: CHF 1’500
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – Youth Prize
intended to reward the youngest graduate.
Amount : CHF 1’000
No regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – Award of Merit
intended to reward the graduate who has successfully undertaken studies in engineering or architecture after an initial qualification and a professional career.
Amount : CHF 1’000
No regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – SHS Prize
intended to reward the student who has carried out the best work in Social and Human Sciences (SHS) program of a Master’s degree demonstrating the contribution of SHS to engineering studies.
Amount: max. CHF 1’200
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
EPFL – Sports Award
intended to reward a student who has particularly distinguished himself or herself in university sports.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
Etat de Vaud
intended to reward a Master’s project presenting an original solution promoting the efficient use of energy.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSSC, SPH
Géosuisse
intended to reward the student in Environmental Science and Engineering who has obtained the best grade average in the Master’s cycle including the Master’s project. This prize is offered by the Swiss Association for Geomatics and Land Management.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SSIE
Gilbert Hausmann
intended to reward two graduates authors of Master’s projects (or a PhD thesis) in the field of mechanics, electricity or physics, who distinguish themselves by their excellence, originality and the opportunities they offer.
Amount : CHF 5’000 (Master) or CHF 10’000 (PhD)
Regulation
Online application procedure
SEL, SGM, SPH
Hilti
intended to reward a Master’s project or scientific publication with outstanding creativity, innovative and original in the field of mechatronics (sensors, actuators, control or movement) where the practical application is emphasized.
Amount: CHF 2’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
SEL, SGM, SMT
IBM
intended to reward either a Master’s project or a doctoral thesis, undertaken with the EPFL, in order to promote excellent research in modelling and simulation in different fields of engineering and science (physics, chemistry, materials science, biology). The prize is awarded alternately to a Master’s project (odd years) and a PhD thesis (even years). Information on the Research Office webpage.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
IGSO
intended to reward the student who has presented an innovative Master’s project in geomatics or a related field. This prize is offered by the Association des Ingénieurs géomètres de Suisse occidentale.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
IIC
intended to reward up to two students in Civil Engineering who have obtained an excellent grade for their Master’s project, when co-supervised by two separate laboratories affiliated to the Institute of Civil Engineering (IIC).
Amount : CHF 1’000 / student
Regulation
No application
SGC
Kudelski
intended to reward the student who has presented a Master’s project contributing significantly to the field of cryptography and information systems security.
Amount : CHF 1’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
LEM
intended to reward the candidate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering who has presented an excellent Master’s project contributing significantly to the field of measurement of electrical parameters.
Amount : CHF 2’000
Regulation
Application procedure to the Section
SEL
Orlando Lauti
intended to reward the student in Architecture who has obtained the best average grade in the Master cycle including the Master’s project.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
No application
SAR
Robert Zanelli
intended to reward the candidate engineer or architect who has presented a Master’s project contributing significantly to technology in the field of sustainable development.
Amount: CHF 2’500
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
Sarada M. et Raju A. Vinnakota
intended to reward student who has demonstrated excellence in the Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, with a specialization in structural engineering.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
Application procedure to the Section
SGC
Section of architecture
intended to reward one of the five best grade averages over the complete studies at EPFL (bachelor and master program).
Amount : CHF 300 / prize
Regulation
No application
SAR
Section Life Sciences Engineering (best Master’s project)
intended to reward the student having obtained the best Master’s project in Life Sciences Engineering.
Amount : CHF 500
Regulation
No application
SSV
Section Life Sciences Engineering (best Master average grade)
intended to reward the student with the best average grade in the Master’s degree in Life Sciences Engineering.
Amount : CHF 800
Regulation
No application
SSV
Section Life Sciences Engineering (second best Master average grade)
intended to reward the student with the second average grade in the Master’s degree in Life Sciences Engineering.
Amount : CHF 800
Regulation
No application
SSV
Section Life Sciences Engineering (third best Master average grade)
intended to reward the student with the third average grade in the Master’s degree in Life Sciences Engineering.
Amount : CHF 800
Regulation
No application
SSV
SGEB
intended to reward the author of a particularly outstanding Master’s project carried out in the field of earthquake engineering or structural dynamics. This prize is offered by the Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics.
Amount : CHF 2’000
Regulation
No application
SGC
SIA (best Master average grade in ENAC faculty)
intended to reward the ENAC student with the best average in the Master’s studies. This prize is offered by the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.
Amount : CHF 500
Regulation
No application
SGC, SSIE
SIA (best Master’s project in architecture)
intended to reward a student in Architecture who has demonstrated excellence in a Master’s project related to sustainable development. This prize is offered by the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SAR
SIA (best Master’s project in civil engineering)
intended to reward a student in Civil Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in a Master’s project related to sustainable development. This prize is offered by the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SGC
SIA (best Master’s project in Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
intended to reward a student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering who has demonstrated excellence in a Master’s project related to sustainable development. This prize is offered by the Vaud section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SIE
Swiss Informatics Society
intended to reward the student in Computer Science who has obtained the second best average grande in the Master cycle including the Master project.
Amount : CHF 500
Regulation
No application
SIN
Syngenta Monthey (molecular and biological chemistry)
intended to reward the student in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who has obtained the best average in the Master’s programme (Molecular and Biological Chemistry orientation).
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SCGC
Syngenta Monthey (chemical engineering and biotechnology)
intended to reward the student in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who has obtained the best average in the Master’s programme (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology orientation).
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SCGC
UPIAV (Ing. civ.)
intended to reward a student in civil engineerin who has obtained the best average grade in the Master cycle. This prize is offered by the Union patronale des ingénieurs et des architectes vaudois.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
No application
SGC
Ville d’Ecublens (VD)
intended to reward the author of a Master’s project taking into consideration the potential impact of a technical or architectural project for a region in its political, economic, urban planning or socio-cultural aspects.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SAR, SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH
William Grenier
intended to reward a student who has presented a project particularly innovative in the way it is presented (illustrations through constructions, multimedia documents, films, demos and other realisations).
Amount : CHF 1’000
Regulation
Online application procedure
SCGC, SGC, SEL, SGM, SIN, SMTE, SMX, SMA, SMT, SSV, SSIE, SSC, SPH