New Master students

Pre-arrival assistance and administrative tips

3 key dates for your academic start 2024


Students with a foreign diploma: matriculation days will take place on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th of September, 2024 between 9:00 and 14:00. Registration for a time slot mandatory. Further details regarding this event will be communicated by email at early September. Students with a Swiss diploma: uploading the diploma via the form Prerequisites for matriculation is sufficient.

Welcome Day

Friday 6th September 2024. The mandatory Welcome Day allows you to explore the campus and learn more about EPFL. Further details regarding this event will be communicated later on.

Start of classes

Classes start on Monday 9th September 2024. Check your timetable online.

Your first academic obligations on the IS-Academia portal

Personal details
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.

Enrolment certificate
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.

Course registration
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: 20th September 2024.

Prepare for your arrival

The challenge of integration

How to build a network and understand cultural differences

Intensive French course (on-campus)

2 weeks of intensive French classes before the start of the academic year. Dates: from 19 to 30 August 2024. Registration: from 27 May to 14 July 2024.

Booklet Welcome to EPFL

You will find in our booklet “Welcome to EPFL” information and contacts of the main services for students.

Get your school year off to a good start

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Administrative information

EPFL account
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“.

Student card
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.

Rules and study plans
Rulebooks and 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.

Adjusting to university life

Keys to success

keys to maximize your chances of success!

Trust Point

The entry point to professionals who provide individual support in case of difficulty in the following areas: studies management, work environment, relationship/integration, financial, accessibility/arrangements, parenthood/care, mental health, physical health, LGBTIQ+ support, equal opportunity/diversity/inclusion, harassment/discrimination, spirituality


Student Services Desk

[email protected]

Timetable and information

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

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