EPFL Excellence Fellowships is now accepting applications from Master’s level students with outstanding academic record. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.
EPFL is a prestigious institute of technology, located in full view of the Alps, on the north side of Lake Geneva. From its foundation in 1853, EPFL has evolved into an internationally renowned institution that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. With state-of-the-art facilities, bright and motivated students, and outstanding faculty, EPFL’s reputation as a top-rate teaching and research institution continues to grow.

Host Country:
  • Switzerland
Host Organisation:
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL)
Course Level:
  • Master’s Level Programs
Course Duration:
  • 2 Years
  • 1.5 Year
Fields of Study:
  • 24 Master’s Programs are currently taught at EPFL. They offer a large flexibility in terms of subjects’ choices. They can be shaped as highly specialized, or oriented towards transdisciplinarity. EPFL also offers a range of double diplomas and joint degrees via alliances with certain international academic partners.
  • The structure of most programs includes modules that are either called a Minor or a Specialization. Thoses modules are in some cases optional and in some cases mandatory. You’ll find further info about this on the page Minors and Specializations and on each specific program page.

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Scholarship Value:

For External Applications:
Fellowships for those candidates include:

  • CHF 16’000 per academic year (split into monthly payments), meaning:
  • CHF 32’000 for a 2-years Master’s(120 credits)
  • CHF 24’000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s (90 credits)
  • reservation of a room in students accomodation

For Internal Applications:
Fellowships for those candidates include:

  • CHF 10’000 (split into 2 payments)
  • A certificate of excellence for the results obtained during their Bachelor’s

(Note that accomodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship’s holder.)
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible.
  • The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

How to Apply:

Follow the following procedure while applying for EPFL Excellence Fellowships.
For External Applications:
Applications are reviewed twice a year, in February and May, following Master’s programs admission committees.
The application is done via the same online form than your application to a Master’s program. It is however necessary to tick a box indicating that your profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship.
For Internal Applications:
Internal applications are reviewed once a year, in May, following the second Master’s programs admission committee.
Candidates should deliver their printed application to their section by April 30.
The application should contain:

  • a CV
  • a motivation letter
  • a transcript of all grades obtained at EPFL

If the application is supported by the section, its director will join a recommendation letter to the file transmitted to the SAE.
If you are planning to switch to another section:
You still need a recommendation letter from the director of your section of origin but you must contact the deputy of your future section to introduce yourself. It is the deputy of your future section that will propose your application to the Excellence Fellowships Committee.

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Selection Procedure:

A first screening is done by sections. The attribution of the fellowships is then done by the Excellence Fellowships Committee, presided by Prof. Vandergheynst, Vice-Provost for Education.
To ensure that all fellowships are distributed in case of withdrawals, multiple candidates can be selected and placed on a waiting list. The fellowship is then offered to the main candidate who will be given a deadline (2-4 weeks) for confirming the acceptance of her/his admission and fellowship. In case of withdrawal or absence of response, the fellowship is offered to the first candidate on the waiting list who then get a deadline (1-2 weeks) for confirming the acceptance of her/his admission and fellowship.

Application Deadline:

The deadline of EPFL Excellence Fellowships is:

  • 30th April, 2018


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