New Bachelor students
Pre-arrival assistance and administrative tips
3 key dates for your academic start 2023
Students with a foreign diploma: matriculation from 7th to 14th September 2023 between 9:00 and 13:00 (depending on your diploma, click on the link above for more details). Registration for a time slot mandatory.
Further details regarding this event will be communicated by email at early September.
Students with a Swiss diploma: matriculation by post
Friday 15th September 2023
The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL.
Classes start on Tuesday 19th September 2023
(Monday 18th September is a bank holiday)
Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.
Your first academic obligations on the IS-Academia portal
At the start of each semester, you are required to validate your personal and academic details in the Academic Registration Form, using the “FRAC” tab.
Once you have validated your personal details, and after we have received your payment for semester fees, your enrolment certificate will be available in the “personal details” tab.
At the beginning of the semester you will have to indicate the courses/projects that you follow on the “Course Registration” tab. An email will notify you as soon as registrations open. Registration deadline for the Autumn semester: 29th September 2023.
Prepare for your arrival
Information about the warm-up 2023 are coming soon
Use these resources during the summer to best prepare your start of classes
Warm-up for EPFL (Mooc). Refresh some useful notions for the first weeks at EPFL
3 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year
Dates: from 21 August to 8 September 2023
Registration: from 12 June to 16 July 2023
Open only to holders of a Swiss-German or Swiss-Italian high school certificate
Information about the 2023 session are coming soon
Tools to improve your learning methods
You will find in our booklet “Welcome to EPFL” (pdf) information and contacts of the main services for students.
Discover the Do’s and Don’ts that will help you adjust to your new environment!
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After your admission has been confirmed, you will receive your GASPAR account (EPFL username and password) during the summer. It enables you to access secured EPFL services, such as your personal mailbox, the Moodle platform, etc. Find out more at “Resources for students“.
You will receive your student card, called CAMIPRO card, either by post (Swiss diploma) or on matriculation days (foreign diploma). This card must be updated every semester in a CAMIPRO terminal. It allows you to enjoy various services and advantages.
Adjusting to university life
- Keys to success
- Making the transition to university life
- How to deal with culture shock
- Stress management
- Individual support