Visiting Doctoral Students

Coming at EPFL as a visiting doctoral student

Campus EPFL

The visiting doctoral student is invited by an EPFL Professor or a MER for a minimum stay of 3 months.

  • The visiting doctoral student is registered as a doctoral student at another university in Switzerland or elsewhere.
  • He/She actively participates in EPFL’s research, doctoral training, in his/her hosting lab.
  • He/She agrees to follow the EPFL general rules, code of honour and the ethical guidelines in research.
  • The visiting doctoral student is accredited by an EPFL research lab and receives an electronic chip card, that allows him/her to use a variety of functionalities, and to benefit from a number of advantages (see CAMIPRO).
  • He/She is affiliated to an EPFL doctoral program and has the same rights and benefits as other doctoral students of the program; he/she can thus participate in the life of the program.
  • He/She has access to the EPFL Housing office database.
  • He/She can register for EPFL courses without paying a tuition fee.
  • He/She has access to the secure portal IS-Academia to register to EPFL courses and exams and evaluate the courses taken; an official transcript of records will be available via the secure portal IS-Academia.
  • Contact an EPFL  research lab, define a mission and arrange the terms of your visit.
  • The administrative assistant of your hosting lab will be able to help to fulfil administrative formalities and academic duties.
  • Once at EPFL, you will be enrolled as a Visiting doctoral student. Please ask for the related enrolement form to the administrative assistant of the doctoral program you will be affiliated to during your stay only once you arrived on campus.
  • Take full advantages of your stay at EPFL!