New CMS students

3 key dates for your academic start 2019

Students with a foreign diploma: matriculation on 5th - 6th - 9th or 10th September 2019 between 9h and 13h (your presence is mandatory on one of these days)

Students with a Swiss diploma: matriculation by post

Friday 13th September 2019

The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL.

Classes start on Tuesday 17th September 2019

(Monday 16th September is a bank holiday)

You are expected in the hall of the BS building at 8:15.

Check your timetable online.

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 September 27th 2019.

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

From 19th August until 6th September 2019

(registration from 1st June to 8th July 2019)

3 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year

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.

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

13th September 2019 from 17:00

The party all students are looking forward to!

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

From 6th until 12th September 2019

Have lots of fun during integration week!

This is a great way to make contacts during sports activities, visits, etc.

Registration required, see on the website.


Student Services Desk

From Monday to Friday : 9:00-18:00
(reduced hours in summer and at Christmas)

[email protected]

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

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