Study at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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EPFL At a Glance!

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a prestigious non-profit public higher-education institution, founded in 1969.

  • 40th in World University Rankings 2022 according Times Higher Education
  • 16th according to QA World University Rankings
  • #70 in Best Global Universities
  • #21 in Best Global Universities in Europe
  • #3 in Best Global Universities in Switzerland

Campus / University Life at EPFL

The life at EPFL is diverse and enriched with opportunities to learn, research and grow. At EPFL there is:

  • Services and Resources
  • Student Associations
  • EPFL
  • Restaurants – Shops – Hotels
  • Mobility and Travel
  • Arts and Culture

What is the admission process at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne « EPFL » ?

The registration form requires following documents to be submitted:

  1. identity photo
  2. identity document (passport or identity card, both sides)
  3. intermediary grade sheets
  4. transcripts
  5. residence permit and certificate
  6. language competence certificate in French (except for applicants with a Swiss or francophone education)

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What are the entrance exams at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne « EPFL » ?

Applicants who do not hold a school-leaving certificate granting admission to the first year of the Bachelor’s programs at EPFL are allowed to register for admission examination. The application form to join a Bachelor program is available on the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne website, from the end of January to April 30.

  • Exam dates (scientific subjects): from the 23rd to the 27th of January, 2023
  • Exam dates (general-knowledge subjects): August–September, 2023
  • Registration period: from the 1st of September to the 1st of December, 2022

What are the different programs offered at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne “EPFL” ?

EPFL provides vide range of programmes in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Life Sciences Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microengineering
  • Physics

What is the tuition fee at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne « EPFL » ?

The total amount due per semester invoice is CHF 780:

  • CHF 730 in tuition fee
  • CHF 25 in AGEPoly membership
  • CHF 16 in contribution to the sports facilities
  • CHF 9 in contribution to the social fund

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