New exchange students

2 key dates for your academic start in February 2020

Information session

Friday 14th February 2020 – 11:15 to 12:00 in room CO1

Start of classes

Classes start on Monday 17th February 2020

Check you timetable online.

Your first academic obligations on the IS-Academia portal

On arrival, you are required to attend the information session in order to pick up your student card, called CAMIPRO card, and receive useful information for the start of your studies. You will also receive a “Welcome to EPFL” brochure, which contains useful information for your exchange.

At the start of each semester, you should validate your personal and academic details in the Academic Registration Form, using the “FRAC” tab.

Once you have validated your personal details, your enrolment certificate (PDF) will be available in the “personal details” tab.

From mid-January, you will be able to register for courses in the “course registration” tab, provided that you have already validated the FRAC form. Registration deadline for the Spring semester: 28th February 2020.

For any academic query, please contact the academic exchange advisor of your section.

Prepare for your arrival

From 27th January until 7th February 2020
(registration from 15th November to 13th December 2019)
2 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the spring semester 2020

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.

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 each semester. It allows you to enjoy various services and advantages.

Rulebooks, 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