École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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University Overview

Founded in 1853, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Lausanne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vaud. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 164 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. EPFL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Location

Address
Ecublens
Lausanne (population range: 50,000-249,999)
1015 Vaud Switzerland

T +41 (21) 693 1111

F +41 (21) 693 1489

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Important: please contact or visit the official website of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
International students 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)


Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Not reported

Admission Office
EPFL AA-DAF SAC, Bat. 1233, Station 16
Lausanne 1015
+41 21 693 4345


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 7,000-7,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499

Control Type

Public

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Semesters

Campus Setting

Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library

Yes Go to École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Library

Housing
Not reported

Sport Facilities

Yes

Financial Aids

Yes

Study Abroad

Yes

Distance Learning
Not reported

Important: please contact or visit the official website of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

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