FAQ Minor STAS Who can apply?When can I apply?What should I put in my application?Is there a selection procedure?What are the selection criteria?When will I know if I am selected?Which optional courses can I select?How much does it cost? Who can apply? Masters students from all faculties at EPFL may apply. When can I apply? The regular application period runs between May 15 and September 1. 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.