You are a new student at EPFL Architecture and you have a problem, a question, a doubt? This student page will provide you with information about the student life of an architecture student.
→ Academic calendar 2022-2023
→ Application procedure
The application form can be accessed from the end of January or beginning of February to 30 April for the start of the school year in September of the same year.
→ Study management
The rules and procedures governing your studies at EPFL. Services, assistance and support for your studies and your life on campus. Information about welcoming new students.
→ Student Affairs
The Student Affairs Service welcomes, advises, supports and promotes the well-being and development of students and doctoral students during their time at EPFL. It is composed of three entities.
→ Internship in architecture
The internship is compulsory and aims at a full-time professional activity, for an overall duration of 12 months, within one or more architectural offices.
Mobility / Exchanges
Architecture students have the opportunity to go on exchange abroad only during the third year of the Bachelor’s programme (semesters BA5 and BA6). EPFL’s partner schools include, for Switzerland, ETHZ and the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, various European universities (Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, etc.) as well as various institutions outside Europe (Canada, South Korea, etc.).
- to have an overall average of at least 4.5 (Europe and Switzerland) and 5.0 (outside Europe) during the propaedeutic year;
- to have all the credits for the second year of the Bachelor’s programme;
- to have completed the first two years at EPFL
This exchange implies the signature of an individual Learning Agreement, in which the candidate will define the provisional list of courses that he·she commits to follow during the exchange. This list of courses will be approved by the Academic Exchange Advisor for the Architecture Section and then uploaded on the student’s IS-Academia portal.
- Information session in October on application procedures and stages
- Presentation of the procedure
Exchange student managers of the
Academic Service – Mobility Office
+41 21 693 32 38
|→ Exchange advice|
+41 21 693 22 80
|→ Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom|
+41 21 693 14 19
|→ Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey|
+41 21 693 38 14
|→ Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, USA|