New CMS students

3 key dates for your academic start 2023

Students with a foreign diploma: matriculation on Friday the 8th and Thursday the 14th of September, 2023 between 9:00 and 13:00 (your presence is mandatory on one of these days). Registration for a time slot mandatory.

Further details regarding this event will be communicated by email later on.

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)

Check your timetable online.

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. The deadline to validate the FRAC form for the autumn semester is 29th September 2023.

Once you have validated your personal details, and after we have received your payment for semester fees, your enrolment certificate (PDF) will be available in the “personal details” tab.

Course registration is done directly by the secretariat of the CMS.


Prepare for your arrival

Discover the Do’s and Don’ts that will help you adjust to your new environment!

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

All information regarding the “Cours de Mathématiques Spéciales” (CMS) preparatory year can be found on the website of the CMS.

Booklet Welcome to EPFL

You will find in our booklet “Welcome to EPFL” (pdf) information and contacts of the main services for students. 

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


Administrative information

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.

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.

Start-of-the-year Events

AGEPoly, EPFL’s students association

Opportunities to meet new students

Information about the 2023 welcome party are coming soon

The Party all new students are looking forward to!

Come and meet your fellow students and the coaches of your section.

Registration: information will be communicated later

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


Contact

Student Services Desk

From Monday to Friday : 9h00-18h00

[email protected]

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


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