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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Address: Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Description École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

  • Established: 1853
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Language learning: English, French.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a famous Swiss university and one of the most prestigious polytechnic universities in Europe, where applicants from 120 countries of the world flock. At the beginning of its activity in 1853, the EPFL was a small school with 11 students, but after 16 years it became a branch of the Public Academy in Lausanne, and in 1946 received university status. Currently, the university receives annually more than 10 thousand applicants: more than half are students from abroad, 72% of them are young men.

A long-term partnership with world universities, colleges, institutes and specialized organizations provides a high level of knowledge - graduates receive high-paying positions in well-known companies and corporations with the Lausanne school diploma. EPFL is famous for its global innovation - for example, in the field of immunology and genetics - scientific discoveries are made within the walls of laboratories that are of practical importance.

EPFL has 7 faculties:

  1. Architecture and civil engineering, environmental issues
  2. Communication systems, computer science
  3. Chemistry, physics, mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering
  6. Society
  7. Humanitarian sciences.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Undergraduate

  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 3 years.

For admission to undergraduate, you need a high school diploma with a high grade point average, a steady knowledge of English and French, since undergraduate studies at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne are conducted on one of them. Areas of study bachelors:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Communication systems
  • Computer science
  • Electronics and electrics
  • Engineering
  • Microengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Building.

Master's

  • Age of students: 20+
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

Required documents for admission to the magistracy:

  • Higher education profile
  • Summary
  • Intent letter of intent
  • Language certificates TOEFL 8.0, IELTS 6.0.

Master's programs:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biological, molecular chemistry
  • Chemical technology
  • Communication systems
  • Computer science
  • Engineering Electromechanics, Electronics
  • Development, energy management
  • Science technology
  • Management, entrepreneurship.
Annual
21+
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managers

Graduate School

  • Age of students: 21+
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 1-4 years.

For admission to graduate school applicants need specialized higher education. In the process of training, future doctors carry out research work in the departments, laboratories and partner institutes under the supervision of a lecturer-professor.

Annual
17+
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Undergraduate

  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 3 years.

For admission to undergraduate, you need a high school diploma with a high grade point average, a steady knowledge of English and French, since undergraduate studies at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne are conducted on one of them. Areas of study bachelors:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Communication systems
  • Computer science
  • Electronics and electrics
  • Engineering
  • Microengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Building.

Accommodation, housing and food

EPFL does not provide accommodation for students, but the administration may provide information on the most convenient accommodation options. Many foreign students prefer to rent an apartment together with classmates.

Events École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The university campus is located on the shores of the picturesque Lake of Geneva in the center of Lausanne, near the train station, 40 minutes from the airport. Among the main attractions:

  • Cathedral of Lausanne
  • Ryumin Palace
  • A variety of cafes, restaurants, shops
  • Bolo Museum.

Advantages

  • 12th place in the TOP-100 of the QS World University Rankings for 2017-18, 11th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering
  • Strong teaching staff
  • Modern technical equipment
  • International communication: students from 120 countries
  • Partnership with federal research institutes
  • Advanced  programs.

Equipment École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Polytechnic School EPFL has a rich infrastructure:

  • Scientific laboratories, including the study of solar energy
  • The museum
  • Cafeteria
  • Learning Center Library
  • Scenic terraces
  • Travel agencies
  • Banks
  • Student radio
  • Conference hall.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The tuition fee is 633CHF per semester, including educational materials - additional charges apply:

Additional expenses

Average cost, CHF

Accommodation

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Transportation costs

Banking expenses

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23,500

Education in the EPFL begins in September, while the documents for admission must be submitted no later than six months.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the initial stage of bachelor in EPFL foreigners must have a certificate (certificate) of full secondary education with a high average score in all disciplines and final exams (educational document must be included in the list recognized by the Federation of Switzerland). You will also need to confirm the language skills in English and French.

The procedure of entering a university is not as complicated as the first academic year, when at the end of the year students undergo in-depth testing in all subjects: you need to score a certain average score, because if the value is lower than that required, the listener will have to repeat the first year of study or be expelled. According to statistics, almost half of the students are eliminated.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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