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

Personal details
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.

Enrolment certificate
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.

Cours registration
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

Booklet Welcome to EPFL

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!

Find out everything you need to know to start your studies by following Laure and Raphaël!

Administrative information

EPFL account
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“.

Student card
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.

Rules and study plans
Rulebooks and study plans by section can be found on our website. You may also find legal documents related to study regulations at EPFL on the Polylex portal.

Adjusting to university life

Start-of-the-year Events

AGEPoly, EPFL’s students association

Opportunities to meet new students

Week before the start of the academic year

A festive week to meet other EPFL students and discover the area.

Registration: registration is open on the website


Student Services Desk

[email protected]

Timetable and information

+41 21 693 43 45
BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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