New exchange students

3 key dates for your academic start – autumn 2020

Information session

Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.

10 and 11 September 2020

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

Classes start on Monday 14th September 2020

Check your timetable online

Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.

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: 25th September 2020.

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 17th August until 4th September 2020

(registration from 1st June to 10th July)

3 weeks of online 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.

Booklet “Welcome to EPFL”

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

Services, information, support… your toolkit to start your studies without worries and receive assistance while at the EPFL!

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 at the exchange information session. 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.

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.


Student Services Desk

From Monday to Friday : 9h00-18h00

[email protected]

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