New exchange students

3 key dates for your academic start 2019

Information session

19th August 2019 - 12:15 to 13:00 in room CE3 (for students following the French intensive course)


13th September 2019 - 8:45 to 9:30 in room CO1

Friday 13th September 2019

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

Classes start on Tuesday 17th September 2019

(Monday 16th September is a bank holiday)

Check you timetable online.

Your first academic obligations on the IS-Academia portal

On arrival, you are required to attend one of the information sessions 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 August, 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 Autumn semester: 27th September 2019.

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

Prepare for your arrival

10th September 2019

Orientation day to get to know the campus and Switzerland.

From 19th August until 6th September 2019

(registration from 1st June to 8th July 2019)

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.

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. This card must be updated every semester in a CAMIPRO terminal. 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 : 9:00-18:00
(reduced hours in summer and at Christmas)

[email protected]

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

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