EPFL Students prizes

Discover the prizes and distinctions awarded to EPFL students each year at the Magistrale

Deadline : Friday 23 August 2024, for projects defended and grade available in ISA

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.

Jury prizes.  If you are currently working on a Master’s project or have just completed it, you may be interested in the jury prizes. After the oral examination, the responsible teacher may recommend your work for such a prize, which will then be mentioned at the same time as your grade. Students without a recommendation may also apply.

The application prizes are open to all students in a Master’s project. You can submit your application file via the IS-Academia portal, using the “Application Master Project Award” tab, or by following the specific procedure for each prize listed below. The deadline for online applications is set at six months after the end of enrollment (but cannot exceed the application deadline indicated for student prizes). You can apply for a a maximum of two jury prizes, including the Durabilis prize.

If you present your Master’s project after the application deadline, you can apply after the Magistrale and your file will then be cconsidered for the following year.

Calculation prizes. These prizes are automatically awarded based on the grades and resultats obtained during the Bachelor’s, Master’s or propedeutic course, without requiring registration.

PrizeProgram
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
intended to reward a student who has completed a Master’s project in the field of sustainable development.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
Bluebotics
intended to reward a student who has carried out an excellent Master’s project and has thus contributed to the advancement of scientific or technical research in the field of robotics.
Amount : CHF 2’000
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
EPFL – Youth Prize
intended to reward the youngest graduate.
Amount : CHF 1’000
No regulation
No application
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
Faulhaber
intended to reward a student in microengineering or robotics who has carried out a quality master’s project, having demonstrated excellence and contributed to the advancement of scientific or technical research in the following fields: robotics, mechatronics and microactuators.
Amount : CHF 2’500
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal + follow instructions of the section
SMT
Firmenich
for the best Master’s project in Molecular and Biological Chemistry and the best Master’s project in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Amount : CHF 1’000 for each prize
Regulation
No application
SCGC
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
Application via the ISA portal
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
Application via the ISA portal
SEL, SGM, SMT
IBM
intended to reward a either a Master’s project or a doctoral thesis, understaken 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 by a jury alternatively for a doctoral thesis and for a Master’s project. Next award 2023 for Master thesis defended between 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2025.
Amount : CHF 5’000
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Contact the section for the application procedure
SEL
ONWARD
intended to reward the best master project in Neuro-X or from another section, demonstrating excellence and contributing to the advancement of scientific or technical research in the field of neurorehabilitation.
Amount : CHF 2’000
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal + follow the instructions of the regulation
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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 (ended in 2022)
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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 Architecture (best average Bachelor et Master)
intended to reward the student having obtained the best average grade on the complete Bachelor and Master studies in Architecture.
Amount: CHF 300
Regulation
No registration
SAR
Section Architecture (2nd best average Bachelor et Master)
intended to reward the student having obtained the second best average over the complete Bachelor and Master studies in Architecture.
Amount: CHF 300
Regulation
No registration
SAR
Section Architecture (3rd best average Bachelor et Master)
intended to reward the student having obtained the third average grade over the complete Bachelor and Master studies in Architecture.
Amount: CHF 300
Regulation
No registration
SAR
Section Architecture (4th best average Bachelor et Master)
intended to reward the student having obtained the fourth best average over the complete Bachelor and Master studies in Architecture.
Amount: CHF 300
Regulation
No registration
SAR
Section Architecture (5th best average Bachelor et Master)
intended to reward the student having obtained the fifth best average over the complete Bachelor and Master studies in Architecture.
Amount: CHF 300
Regulation
No registration
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
Section Quantum Science and Engineering (best master average)
intended to reward the best average grade in the master’s degree in Quantum Science and Engineering.
Amount: CHF 1’000
Regulation
No registration
SSIQ
Section Quantum Science and Engineering (second best master average)
intended to reward the second best average grade in the master’s degree in Quantum Science and Engineering.
Montant : CHF 500
Regulation
No registration
SSIQ
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 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
Swisscom congratulates your best grade average
intended to reward the efforts and achievements of one student of Communication System or Data Science section, who has obtained the best average during her/his master studies
Amount: CHF 2’000 (+ a free mobile subscription)
Regulation
No application
SC, DS
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

Swiss Photonics
destiné à récompenser un-e étudiant-e de la faculté STI qui aura fait preuve d’excellence et contribué ainsi à l’avancement de la recherche scientifique ou technique, en photonique ou en optique.
Amount : CHF 2’000
Regulation
Application via the ISA portal
SIN




SMT, SGM, SMX, SEL
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, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
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
Application via the ISA portal
SAR, SGC, SSIE, SCGC, SMA, SPH, SEL, SGM, SMT, SMX, SIN, SSC, SSV, SNX, SSIQ
WSP Construction et Développement Durable (ex-BG Arch.)
intended to reward a student who has presented a master project in architecture that makes a significant contribution to the design of buildings and developments that specifically and innovatively address the challenges of sustainable development and the fight against climate change.
Amount: CHF 2’500
Regulation
Contact the section for the application procedure
SAR