While studying

Outside the study plan courses

Courses, for a maximum of 15 credits, can be chosen from outside the list of optional courses that are stated in the “master” part of the study plan.

The choice of these courses must be accepted beforehand by the section director who can increase the maximum of 15 credits if the request is justified. You must ask the section for authorisation to sign up for these courses at Antonella Veltro (IN) or Carole Dauphin (SC/DS), indicating the study plan page of the other EPFL section, or for UNIL by indicating the course description URL. You must ask for authorisation BEFORE you sign up for the courses.

The Doctoral School courses

The Doctoral School courses are part of the outside the study plan courses and their credits account for the 15 authorized credits. A final grade of 5.0 minimum is required in the prerequisite course of the Doctoral course you intend to take: list of the Doctoral School courses with the description and prerequisites.

Courses given by UNIL-HEC

In case you take a course at UNIL-HEC which is outside the study plan, you must register at HEC and via IS-Academia (by selecting the course ‘Cours UNIL – HEC’).

  • To register at HEC, you need to create an HEC account by clicking on ‘Création d’un compte HEC pour les étudiants mobilité et EPFL’ on this page using your EPFL login (SWITCHaai).
  • Once HEC has confirmed your access, you will be able to register for the chosen course. You can check the registration deadline for the UNIL-HEC courses here.

Course registration deadlines

Course registration is mandatory for all the subjects.

Exam withdrawal

Consult the academic calendar for your exam withdrawl deadlines.

Registration to a specialisation

  • Registration deadline : at the beginning of the third semester of the master studies

Registration to a minor

  • Registration deadline : at the end of the first master semester of the master studies