New exchange students
Key dates for your academic start – autumn 2021
You will receive the videos of the online information session per e-mail before the beginning of the semester.
17th September 2021
The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL.
Classes start on Tuesday 21st September 2021
(Monday 20th September is a bank holiday)
Your first academic obligations
At the start of each semester, you should validate your personal and academic details in the Academic Registration Form, using the “FRAC” tab on your secure IS-Academia student portal.
Once you have validated your personal details, your enrolment certificate (PDF) 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: October 1st, 2021.
For any academic query, please contact the academic exchange advisor of your section.
Prepare for your arrival
Discover the Do’s and Don’ts that will help you adjust to your new environment!
From August 23rd to September 10th, 2021
(registration from June 1st to July 20th, 2021)
3 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year
ESN EPFL is a student association whose purpose is to help international and exchange students in Lausanne make the best of their stay in Switzerland.
During summer, after your admission has been confirmed, you will receive your GASPAR account (EPFL username and password). 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 at the beginning of the semester. If you are staying for more than one semester, this card must be updated in a CAMIPRO terminal at the start of your second semester. It allows you to enjoy various services and advantages.
Student Services Desk
+41 21 693 43 45
EPFL AVP SAO SAE
BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
CH – 1015 Lausanne