About EPFL

Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) — public non-profit university. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. EPFL is an active member of Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), European University Association (EUA), Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER).

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution is number 16 in the world — which makes it one of the most desirable destinations for students.

EPFL offers master programs in different fields of study.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Establishment year
International students
Rating QS 2023

EPFL tuition fees

The academic calendar at EPFL is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Locals and foreigners study at EPFL for the same price — from 1,296 USD per year. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Financial AidAllowances and other types of social assistance
BachelorCitizens and foreigners
1,296 USD/year
MasterCitizens and foreigners
1,296 USD/year

Master's degree in EPFL

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. In order to enroll at EPFL for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL.

EPFL campus

The campus of EPFL is suburban. Students live in a close-knit community and enjoy the benefits of the natural environment around them. However, they also have access to urban entertainment such as shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Not only locals study at EPFL, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
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1,296 USD
1,296 USD
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to  73,857 USD
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Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
111ETH ZürichSwitzerlandZurich
1,188 USD
1,188 USD
442Federal Polytechnic School of LausanneSwitzerlandLausanne
1,296 USD
1,296 USD
533University of ZurichSwitzerlandZurich
1,421 USD
from  1,412 USD
to  25,985 USD
614University of GenevaSwitzerlandGeneva
977 USD
from  977 USD
to  27,380 USD
1105University of BaselSwitzerlandBasel
1,666 USD
from  1,666 USD
to  19,628 USD