École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


General Information

Country Switzerland
City Lausanne
Founding 1969
Number of Students 9 000

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

International Office der École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Type of Partnership Partnership with Faculty 3
Who can apply? Bachelor students (as of the 3rd semester)
Master students
Type of Stay Studies
Length of Stay 1 to 2 Semester
Time of Stay Winter and/or Summer Semester
Number of Exchange Placements 2


Study Details

Approximate Semester Dates

1. Semester: Mid-September to February

2. Semester: Mid-February to July

Cooperating faculty/department Civil Engineering
Study Possibilities

School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Opportunities for Exchange Students

It is possible that not all of the faculty's courses are open to exchange students. The partner university and exchange reports may provide further information.

Please note that in general the majority of the courses taken must be chosen by the cooperating faculty. 20-30 ECTS per semester must be taken at EPFL. Courses of the Master's program Management of Technology and Financial Engineering are not open for exchange students.

Course Offerings

Information about the Course Offerings

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.

Language Courses

The University offers intensive French courses and semester accompanying French courses for exchange students free of charge.

Course registration takes place at the Language Center of the EPFL



Language Requirements

English B2

French B2

The language requirements depend on the language the the chosen courses are held in.

Language certificate from the RWTH Aachen Language Center

Application deadline at the International Exchange Office at the Faculty of Civil Engineering 31. January for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year
Approximate Application Deadline at Partner University

15. April for the Winter Semester of the Same Year

01. November for the Summer Semester of the Following Year

(Applying to the Partner University takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University)

Application to Partner University

Information about the Application at the Partner

(Applying to the Partner University takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University)

Contact , Student Exchange Office



Tuition Fees Fees Waived

Schüßler Award

Pirlet Award

Scholarship Database


Practical Information

Accommodations The University offers assistance in searching the private housing market.
Health Insurance Health insurance for abroad and private liability insurance are required for the entire duration of the stay.
Experience Reports MoveOn
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office

General Country Information from the DAAD

Studying in Switzerland


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