Study taxes

An application fee when the application is submitted will be charged (non-refundable): CHF 50.- for the holders of a Swiss certificate CHF 150.- for foreign certificates At the beginning of each semester, all students must pay for tuition within the set deadline. The invoice is issued by the Registrar’s Office. Information regarding tuition fee and other fees is available on this page.

Exchange students from partner universities comming to follow courses or for a master project (final thesis) are exempted from the EPFL tuition fees. Please find more information on this page.

Students from non partner universities comming for a master project (final thesis) must pay the semestrial tax of CHF 50.-  but are exempted from the EPFL tuition fees.

The information is available on the Doctoral school website.

A person can take EPFL classes as an auditor with the goal of rounding out his or her education, but not to further his or her education. At the time of registration, auditors must pay CHF 50.-  per ETCS credit, as indicated in the study plan. Please find more information on this page.

The registration fee is:

  • CHF 1160.- for long programmes
  • CHF 580.- for short programmes

Postgraduate students are also required to pay a contribution to costs, the amount of which is specified in each individual brochure.