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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Overview

Founded in 1969, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Lausanne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vaud. This institution also has branch campuses in Sion, Neuchâtel, Geneva, Fribourg and Ras al-Khaimah. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 55-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records 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, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Control Typepublic

Entity

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name
Name (Non Latin) Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Lausanne
Name (English) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Acronym EPFL
Founded 1969 Origins date back to 1853
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University Location

Address Ecublens
Lausanne
1015 Vaud
Switzerland
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Phone Number +41 (21) 693 1111
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Fax Number +41 (21) 693 1489
Other locations Sion, Neuchâtel, Geneva, Fribourg and Ras al-Khaimah

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

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Admission Information

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's acceptance rate range is not reported.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has more than 7200 international students.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Admission Office Admission Office

EPFL AA-DAF SAC, Bat. 1233, Station 16
Lausanne 1015
(21) 693 4345


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Size and Profile

Introduction

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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 900-999 academic employees (Faculty).


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Control Type Control Type

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a public higher education institution.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Entity Type Entity Type

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a non-profit higher education institution.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Religious Affiliation

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne does not have any religious affiliation.


Facilities and Services

Introduction

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University Facilities

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Library


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's main services:


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1969


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Swiss University Conference (SUC)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
  • International Sustainability Campus Network (ISCN)
  • European Universities of Technologies (EuroTech)
  • Réseau d'excellence des sciences de l'ingénieur de la francophonie (RESCIF)
  • Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Social Media

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