New exchange students
Pre-arrival assistance and administrative tips
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 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 spring semester: March 1st 2024.
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!
2 weeks of semi-intensive French classes before the start of the semester. Dates: from 29 January to 9 February 2024. Registration: from 15 November to 15 December 2023.
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.
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.