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 1,292 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
1,292 USD/year
Mastercitizens and foreigners
1,292 USD/year

Bachelor degree at EPFL

You cannot enter a Swedish university immediately after the 11th grade. Before admission, foreign students must study for 2 years at a university in their native country.

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Master's degree at 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. To confirm your level of English, you must pass 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. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at EPFL. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

A job seeker visa allows graduates to stay in the country for up to 6 months. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
442Federal Polytechnic School of LausanneSwitzerlandLausanne
1,292 USD
1,292 USD
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1,249 USD
from  1,107 USD
to  73,140 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
1,185 USD
1,185 USD
442Federal Polytechnic School of LausanneSwitzerlandLausanne
1,292 USD
1,292 USD
533University of ZurichSwitzerlandZurich
1,407 USD
from  1,399 USD
to  25,733 USD
614University of GenevaSwitzerlandGeneva
967 USD
from  967 USD
to  27,114 USD
1105University of BaselSwitzerlandBasel
1,650 USD
from  1,650 USD
to  19,438 USD