Academic agenda | Important informations | Admission | Internship | Mobility / Exchange | Civilian Service | Useful links

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 agenda

→ Academic calendar 2023-2024
     EPFL Architecture

  • Important informations

  • Admission

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

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.).

↗︎ Presentation (Fall 2023)

  • 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.

General information (3rd year Bachelor exchanges)
List of partner schools
Exchange reports of previous students
Contacts of students (currently on exchange)

Exchange student managers of the
Academic Service – Mobility Office

Sophie Lufkin
+41 21 693 32 38
[email protected]
→  Exchange advice
Architecture Section
Myriam Schaffter
+41 21 693 22 80
[email protected]
→  Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom
Luisa Pizzillo
+41 21 693 14 19
[email protected]
→  Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
Coralie Link 
+41 21 693 38 14
[email protected]
→  Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, USA
  • Civilian Service

The Archives of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architectureat ETH Zurich offer attractive Civilian Service positions to EPFL architecture students.

In fact, by virtue of the clause stipulating that anyone who has worked or studied at EPFL is forbidden to carry out a civilian service assignment there for the following 12 months, ACM civilian service positions are not easily accessible to members of the EPFL Architecture community. ETHZ must abide by this same rule, which is why the GTA Archives are interested in candidates from our school.

↗︎ gta Archives ETH Zurich

  • Useful links