New exchange students

Only students coming from partner universities are concerned by this page. Students from non-partner universities must contact the Student Services Desk.

Welcome to EPFL !

To get your exchange semester at EPFL off to a great start, it is important to read the following information and respect academic deadlines.

Updates can be made by the new term, which is why we recommend you visit this page regularly.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important dates for the 2019 term

Autumn semester

Prepare your arrival

– Information about the administrativ procedures

Intensive French course

You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses.

Online registration from 1st June to 8th July 2019

Information session

Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 11:45 in front of the room CE3.

International Day

A specific programme to welcome new Exchange students from EPFL. (On registration)

Information session

Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 08:15 in front of the room CO1.

 

Welcome day

Make acquaintance with your future teachers and your studies environment.
Your presence is compulsory

Bank holiday

“Lundi du Jeûne Fédéral”

Beginning of courses

Check your timetable online

ESN programme

The general association of EPFL students (AGEPOLY) do their best to integrate exchange students

Spring semester 2019

Intensive French course

You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses.

Online registration from 15th November to 14th December 2018

Information session

Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 10:45 in front of the room CO2.

Beginning of courses

Check your timetable online.

Your first academic obligations

  • Upon arrival, you will have to come to one of the Information Sessions to collect your student card and receive useful information for the beginning of your studies. The brochure “Welcome to EPFL” summarizing the information to begin your exchange will be given to you.
  • At the beginning of each semester, you are required to validate your personal and academic data on IS-ACADEMIA using the “Academical registration form” (FRAC) tab.
  • Once you have validated your personal information, your enrolment certificate (pdf) will be available on IS-ACADEMIA and you will be able to register for courses (deadline for the autumn semester: 27th September 2019)
  • For any academic question, please contact the exchange coordinator of your section.

Administrative information

  • You have received by email the information regarding your secured access (username and Gaspar password) which will enable you to access the secured pages used in our school.
  • You can access your EPFL email box on the following page ewa.epfl.ch . You have the possibility to transfer your messages to another email address. Please consult the directives concerning the use of IT resources.
  • All important information and academic reminders will be communicated by email.
  • You will receive your student card called CAMIPRO card at the information session. This card enables you to benefit of several services and advantages.
  • The academic calendar enables you to consult the important dates of the academic year. We recommend that you respect the deadlines to avoid any administrative fees that will be charged if you don’t respect them.
  • You can print your enrolment certificate yourself.
  • Rules, study plans and course books are available by section.
  • You will find legal documents which regulate studies at EPFL on the Polylex portal.

Contact

The EPFL student desk is the main contact point for all academic queries

From Monday to Friday : 9h00-18h00

[email protected]

+41 21 693 43 45
EPFL VPE-DAF
BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH – 1015 Lausanne