New exchange students
3 key dates for your academic start – autumn 2020
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.
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.
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.
Student Services Desk
41 21 693 43 45
BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
CH – 1015 Lausanne