Summer Research: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

EPFL is located in full view of the Alps, on the north side of Lake Geneva. It is ranked top 15 worldwide in engineering, technology and computer science. EPFL brings together a campus of 14,000 people including over 10’000 students. With over 110 nationalities on campus, more than 50% of faculty recruited internationally and half of its students originating from abroad, EPFL is one of the most international universities in the world.

Students have participated in Engineering research projects in different areas. In summer 2020, the experience is opened to Science students!


Credit equivalency: 5.0 UofT credits = 60 credits.Note: Instead of getting a transcript from the host university, admitted students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T.

Departmental approved pathways: Engineering placements not-for-credit (You do not pay U of T tuition). EPFL only offers not-for-credit placements as part of your studies, meaning you should have room for summer research hours in your degree.

Research projectsResearch Internship Program

Housing: Guaranteed or EPFL helps

Application Requirements: Nominated UofT students must be prepared to apply to the host institution by December 15, 2019.

Links: Testimonials 

Subjects Available at Host: Applied Science and Engineering, Arts and Science

Program Type: Research

Accepting Applications: No

Application Deadline: December 3, 2019

Timeline: 10-12 weeks, May-August

Country: Switzerland

City: Lausanne

Institution: University

Language of Study: English

Level of Study: Undergrad

Credit: Varies

Open to Programs at UofT: Applied Science and Engineering, Arts and Science (St. George), Arts and Science (UTM), Arts and Science (UTSC), Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT

Program Fees: No fees

Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award or funding from the partner

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum cGPA 3.0 and 2+ years of study completed