Are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Do you want to pursue a master’s degree at one of the top-ranked universities in the world? Do you want to study in a multicultural and dynamic environment surrounded by cutting-edge research and innovation? If you answered yes to these questions, you should not miss this opportunity to apply for the EPFL Excellence Fellowships.
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships are a prestigious and generous award that covers the tuition fees, living expenses, and visa costs for outstanding students who want to enroll in a master’s program at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The fellowships are open to students from all countries and all disciplines who have demonstrated academic excellence, motivation, and leadership potential. The fellowships are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the EPFL community of excellence and to benefit from its world-class education, research, and innovation.
The EPFL is a public research university and a leading institution in science and technology. It is located in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the heart of Europe. The EPFL offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in engineering, natural sciences, life sciences, computer science, mathematics, architecture, and management. The EPFL is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world by various rankings and is renowned for its excellence in teaching, research, and innovation. The EPFL has more than 350 laboratories and research groups and hosts several national and international research centers and institutes. The EPFL also fosters a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, with over 300 start-ups and spin-offs created since 2000.
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships are open to students from all countries and all backgrounds who have completed or are completing a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study. The applicants must have an outstanding academic record, with an average grade of at least 80% of the maximum rate in their bachelor’s program. The applicants must also be motivated and interested in pursuing a master’s degree at the EPFL and demonstrate their potential for leadership, creativity, and innovation.
Switzerland, a small but diverse and beautiful country in the heart of Europe, hosts the EPFL Excellence Fellowships. Switzerland is known for its high quality of life, political stability, economic prosperity, and cultural diversity. Switzerland is also a hub for science, technology, and innovation, with many renowned universities, research institutes, and multinational companies. Switzerland offers a rich and varied student experience, with opportunities to explore its natural wonders, historical heritage, and cultural attractions.
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships cover the following expenses for the selected students:
- Tuition fees for the entire duration of the master’s program (up to four semesters).
- A monthly stipend of CHF 8,000 for living expenses (up to four semesters).
- A one-time contribution of CHF 1,000 for visa costs.
- Guaranteed accommodation in a student residence (subject to availability and request).
The total value of the fellowship is up to CHF 32,000 per student.
Level and Field of Study
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships are available for master’s level studies in any of the following fields:
- Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer and Communication Sciences
- Basic Sciences
- Life Sciences and Technology
- Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship
- Financial Engineering
- Data Science
- Digital Humanities
The programs are taught in English or French, depending on the field of study. The programs have a duration of two academic years (four semesters).
How to Apply
The application process for the EPFL Excellence Fellowships is simple and online. The applicants have to follow these steps:
- Choose the master’s program of your interest from the list of available programs at this link.
- Check the admission requirements and deadlines for the chosen program at this link.
- Fill in the online application form and upload the required documents, such as transcripts, diplomas, CVs, motivation letters, reference letters, and language certificates (if applicable).
- Indicate their interest in applying for the EPFL Excellence Fellowships by ticking the corresponding box on the application form and providing the additional information requested.
- Submit the application form and pay the CHF 50 application fee.
The applicants must have definitive admission to the program to participate in the fellowship application process. The admission process is independent of the fellowship process and does not guarantee the award of the fellowship.
Countries that can Apply
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships are open to students from all countries, regardless of nationality, citizenship, or residence.
The eligibility criteria for the EPFL Excellence Fellowships are:
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study.
- Have an outstanding academic record, with an average grade of at least 80% of the maximum grade in their bachelor’s program.
- Have a strong motivation and interest in pursuing a master’s degree at the EPFL.
- Demonstrate their potential for leadership, creativity, and innovation.
- Have definitive admission to the master’s program of their choice at the EPFL.
The deadline to apply for the EPFL Excellence Fellowships varies depending on the master’s program chosen. The applicants are advised to check the specific deadlines for each program at this link. The applicants are also advised to start their application process as early as possible, as the fellowships are limited and highly competitive. The results of the fellowship selection will be communicated to the applicants by email.
The EPFL Excellence Fellowships are a dream come true for aspiring master’s students who want to study at one of the top-ranked universities in the world. The fellowships offer a full scholarship for master’s programs in various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields at the EPFL in Switzerland. The companies are open to students from all countries and all backgrounds who have demonstrated academic excellence, motivation, and leadership potential. The deadline to apply varies depending on the program chosen. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the EPFL community of excellence and to benefit from its world-class education, research, and innovation. Apply now and make your dream come true with the EPFL Excellence Fellowships.