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 2018 term

Autumn semester

From August Prepare your arrival – Information about the administrative procedures

– Advices and contact

 

 20th August to
7th September
Intensive French course You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses. Online registration from 1st June to 9th July 2018.

 

20th 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.

Room CE3

 

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

 

 14th 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 CO1

 

14th September Welcome day Make acquaintance with your future teachers and your studies environment.
Your presence is compulsory.
Monday 17th September Bank holiday “Lundi du Jeûne Fédéral”

 

Tuesday 18th 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 2018

29th January to 9th February Intensive French course You have the possibility to register for semi-intensive French courses. Online registration from 15th November to 15th December 2017.

 

16th 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. (to be confirmed)

Room CO2

19th 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.

  • Once you have validated your personal information, your enrolment certificate (pdf) will be available on IS-ACADEMIA and you will be able to register for courses (deadline for the autumn semester: 28th September 2018).
  • For any academic question, please contact the exchange coordinator of your section.

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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