New Master students
Pre-arrival assistance and administrative tips
3 key dates for your academic start 2023
Matriculation days will take place on Thursday the 7th, Monday the 11th, Tuesday the 12th, and Wednesday the 13th of September, 2023 between 9:00 and 13:00. Registration for a time slot mandatory. Further details regarding this event will be communicated by email at early September.
Friday 15th September 2023. The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL.
Classes start on Tuesday 19th September 2023 (Monday 18th September is a bank holiday). Check your timetable online. Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.
Your first academic obligations on the IS-Academia portal
At the start of each semester, you are required to validate your personal and academic details in the Academic Registration Form, using the “FRAC” tab.
Once you have validated your personal details, and after we have received your payment for semester fees, your enrolment certificate 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: 29th September 2023.
Prepare for your arrival
Discover the Do’s and Don’ts that will help you adjust to your new environment!
3 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year. Dates: from 21 August to 8 September 2023. Registration: from 12 June to 16 July 2023.
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, called CAMIPRO card, either by post (Swiss diploma) or on matriculation days (foreign diploma). This card must be updated every semester in a CAMIPRO terminal. It allows you to enjoy various services and advantages.