Scholarships and tuition fees

The students remain registered at the EPFL during the exchange and continue to pay the EPFL tuition fees. On the other hand they are exempted from the host university’s tuition fees. However, some small taxes at certain host institutions can be required (public transportation, access to labs, associations, access to sports’ facilities, etc). The students who receive a cantonal or social scholarship will continue to receive their grant during the period of the exchange.

All EPFL students who are doing an academic exchange at a partner university will get an exchange non-social scholarship. The amount depends on the destination.

  • Exchange outside Europe
    CHF 2’000 for the full academic year
  • Exchange in Switzerland
    Exchange at ETHZ and at the Università della Svizzera italiana: CHF 1’500 for the full academic year
  • Exchange in a partner university in Europe
    CHF 320 per month (maximum 10 months)
    For a student exchange in Europe, partial financial contribution to language course fees

Erasmus+

Following to the vote of 9th February 2014, the European Commission has excluded Switzerland from the programme Erasmus+. This programme has been replaced by the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) until further notice.

The official communications from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SSERI), is available on the website of the SSERI.

The National Agency Movetia does the link between the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SSERI) and the swiss universities.