New Bachelor students

Welcome to EPFL !

To get your Bachelor studies off to a great start at EPFL, it is important to read the following information and respect the main academic deadlines.

Updates can be made by the new term, which is why we recommend you consult this page regularly.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important dates for the 2018 term

From August Prepare your arrival – Test your mathematics level

– Improve your learning methods

– Information about the administrative procedures

– Advices and contacts


  20 August to
7 September
Intensive French course Students holding a Swiss-German or Swiss-Italian maturity have the possibility to apply to intensive French courses.

Registration from 1st June to 9 July 2018.


(swiss diploma)
The Registration process will be done by postal mail.
  6 – 7 – 10 or 11 September Registration

(foreign diploma)
It is compulsory to go to the Registar’s office one of the 4 days mentioned.

Open from 9:00 to 13:00

7 to 13 September


Integration week


Opportunity to meet other students while participating in sports activities, visits etc…


  13 September Get ready to study at EPFL


A specific programme to familiarize yourself with EPFL teaching.
14 September


Welcome day


Make acquaintance with your future teachers and your studies environment.
Your presence is compulsory.
14 September


Welcome Party


Opportunity to meet “coaches” of your section and make acquaintance with your colleagues. Website Coaching
Monday 17 September


Bank holiday


“Lundi du Jeûne Fédéral”



Tuesday 18 September

at 8:15


Beginning of courses


Consult your timetable online.

Your first academic obligations

  • At the beginning of each semester, you are required to validate your personal and academic data on IS-ACADEMIA using the “Academical registration form(FRAC) tab.
  • Once you have validated your personal data and we have received your payment for the semester fees, your enrolment certificate (pdf) will be available on IS-ACADEMIA.
  • After validating the FRAC form, you will be able to register to courses from August (deadline for the autumn semester: 28th September 2018) on IS-ACADEMIA.
  • English evaluation: you will be asked to evaluate your level of English at the beginning of the new term. Registration from 03.09.18 to 03.10.18 on IS-ACADEMIA.

Administrative information

  • During the summer and only when your registration will be confirmed, you will receive by email the information regarding your secured access (username and Gaspar password) which will enable you to access the secured pages used in our school.
  • You can access your student email box on the following page You have the possibility to transfer your messages on another email address. Please consult the directives concerning use of IT resouces.
  • All important information and academic reminders will be communicated by email.
  • You will receive by post or when you come to registration your student card called CAMIPRO card. This card must be updated every semester in a CAMIPRO terminal. In addition, the card enables you to benefit of several services and advantages.
  • The academic calendar enables you to note important dates of the academic year. We recommend that you respect the deadlines to avoid any administrative fees that will be charged if you don’t respect them.
  • Rules, study plans and course books are available by section.
  • You will find legal documents which regulate studies at EPFL on the Polylex portal.
  • The brochure “Welcome to EPFL” groups the useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Timetable and contacts

Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00

Tel: +41 21 693 43 45
Free WebCall: click here

BP 1229 (BP building)
Station 16
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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