EPFL Excellence Fellowships in Switzerland 2021

EPFL Excellence Fellowships are open to international students who want to undertake master’s studies at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. EPFL provides a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the grants are funded by EPFL directly and others via partnerships with foundations or enterprises.

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Deadline: 15 April/15 Dec (annual) 

Institution(s): École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Level of Study: Masters

Study in: Switzerland

Courses Offered:

  • Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Communication Sciences
  • Basic Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Management of Technology
  • College of Humanities
  • EPFL Middle East

EPFL Excellence Fellowships Program Period:

It could be 1 and half year Master’s program or 2-years Master’s program (according to the type of the program).

Benefits of EPFL Excellence Fellowships

EPFL Excellence Fellowships provide the recipients with the following benefits:

  • Fellowships for those applicants comprise:32,000 CHF (32,046 USD) for a 2-years Master’s (120 credits). CHF 24’000 (24,033 USD) for a 1 1/2 year Master’s (90 credits).
  • Housing, tuition fees, visa costs, etc. must be paid by the fellowship’s holder.
  • CHF 16’000 (16,018 USD) per academic year (split into monthly payments).
  • So as to carry on to the examination of your candidacy, the costs of treatment of your file amount to: CHF 150 (150.123 USD).

Eligibility for EPFL Excellence Fellowships

To be eligible for EPFL Excellence Fellowships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Language for EPFL Excellence Fellowships: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries.
  • Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree from a university (or the equivalent) in field related to EPFL curricula can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs. (Are not eligible candidates who already hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in the field (or similar field) of the program for which they would apply).
  • The candidates should have exceptional academic records and references.

How to Apply for EPFL Excellence Fellowships

Please follow below instructions to avail EPFL Excellence Fellowships:

  • Register through the online application from here.
  • Fill in the online application.
  • All documents provided for EPFL Excellence Fellowships should be in English, French, German or Italian. Please attach a legalized translation of all documents in another language:
    • A resume.
    • Candidate’s academic diploma (s) or Bachelor (s) certified (s). If you are yet to possess your diploma, it is vital to submit it to the Academic Service upon your arrival.
    • All your certified university graduation reports.
    • A cover letter that should not exceed 1000 words. We ask you to describe your academic background and your career plan.
    • The contact information of three academic referees, all of whom will have to provide a letter of recommendation concerning you ( except for candidates already registered in another  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology or University, who apply for a Master’s degree in the same branch of study as their Bachelor.
    • Three referees are required; Letters of recommendation should come from teachers who are familiar with your work and potential. These recommendations are confidential, necessary and will not be accepted if they are not generated by the electronic application.
    • Your identity card or passport is required.
    • For foreigners domiciled in Switzerland: your residence permit.

To inquire further about EPFL Excellence Fellowships, please visit Official Website


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