FAQ Minor STAS


Who can apply?

Masters students from all faculties at EPFL may apply.

When can I apply?

The regular application period runs between August 1 and September 12. The application form is now available.

What should I put in my application?

Your application should include the following:

  • A transcript of grades at the Bachelor level
  • A short résumé/CV
  • A motivation letter written in English explaning your motivation to follow the Minor, the skills you bring and how it fits in your career plan

Is there a selection procedure?

Yes. The number of participants for each region (China or Russia) is limited to 12.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • quality of the application
  • equilibrium of skills and profiles among candidates
  • coherence between the application and the technical/scientific project

When will I know if I am selected?

Final decisions will be communicated to students one week before the beginning of the fall semester. Once you get the selection confirmation, you will be able to enroll via IS-Academia.

Which optional courses can I select?

The list of courses you can select from can be found here (Excel spreadhseet).

How much does it cost?

Participation in the Minor costs CHF 500.- It includes flights, accommodation and transport in the region.