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  • The deadline for submitting applications has expired.


  • Contact Name

    EPFL main switchboard
  • Email
  • Phone

    +41 (0)21 693 11 11
  • Address

    Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Suiza

EPFL Excellence Fellowships

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records.

Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

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.

Scholarship benefits

For external applicants, the scholarship includes CHF 16.000 per academic year split into monthly payments (CHF 32.000 for a two-year Master’s or CHF 24.000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s) and reservation of a room in student’s accommodation.

Note that accommodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship holder.

These are the requirements to apply for

Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible for the scholarship. Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs. The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.