New exchange students

Only students coming from partner universities are concerned by this page. Students from non-partner universities must contact the Student Services Desk.

Welcome to EPFL !

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

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

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

Important dates for the 2019 term

Autumn semester

From August Prepare your arrival – Information about the administrative procedures

– Advices and contact

 

 19th August to
6th September
Intensive French course You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses. Online registration from 1st June to 8th July 2019

 

19th August

12:15 to 13:00

Information session Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 11:45 in front of the room CO2

 

     Mid-September International Day A specific programme to welcome new Exchange students from EPFL. (On registration)

 

 13th September
08:45 to 09:30     
Information session Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 08:15 in front of the room.

Room to be confirmed

 

13th September Welcome day Make acquaintance with your future teachers and your studies environment.
Your presence is compulsory

 

Monday 16th September Bank holiday “Lundi du Jeûne Fédéral”

 

Tuesday 17th September

08:15

 

Beginning of courses

 

Check your timetable online.

 

ESN programme

The general association of EPFL students (AGEPOLY) do their best to integrate exchange students.

Spring semester 2019

28th January to 8th February Intensive French course You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses. Online registration from 15th November to 14th December 2018

 

15th February
11:15 to 12:00
Information session Get useful information for the beginning of your studies.

Pick up your student card from 10:45 in front of the room CE3

18th February
08:15
Beginning of courses Check your timetable online.

Your first academic obligations

  • Upon arrival, you will have to come to one of the Information Sessions to collect your student card and receive useful information for the beginning of your studies. The brochure “Welcome to EPFL” summarizing the information to begin your exchange will be given to you.
  • 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.

Administrative information

  • You have received 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 EPFL email box on the following page ewa.epfl.ch . You have the possibility to transfer your messages to another email address. Please consult the directives concerning the use of IT resources.
  • All important information and academic reminders will be communicated by email.
  • You will receive your student card called CAMIPRO card at the information session. This card enables you to benefit of several services and advantages.
  • The academic calendar enables you to consult the 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.
  • You can print your enrolment certificate yourself.
  • Rules, study plans and course books are available by section.
  • You will find legal documents which regulate studies at EPFL on the Polylex portal.

Timetable and contacts

Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00

Email: student.services@epfl.ch
Tel: +41 21 693 43 45
Free WebCall: click here

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

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