New CMS students
Pre-arrival assistance and administrative tips
3 key dates for your academic start 2024
Students with a foreign diploma: matriculation on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th of September, 2024 between 15:00 and 16:30 (your presence is mandatory on one of these days). Registration for a time slot mandatory. Further details regarding this event will be communicated at early September. Students with a Swiss maturités/Maturitäten: uploading the diploma via the application form is sufficient.
Friday 6th September 2024. The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL. Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.
Classes start on Monday 9th September 2024. 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 20th September 2024.
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.
Course registration is done directly by the secretariat of the CMS.
Prepare for arrival
Discover the Do’s and Don’ts that will help you adjust to your new environment!
2 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year from 19 to 30 August 2024. Registration: from 27 May to 14 July 2024. 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.
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