Exchange: 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. Because of its dynamism and rich student community, EPFL has been able to create a special spirit imbued with curiosity and simplicity. Students have taken courses in different areas of Engineering.

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Credit Equivalency: 60 ECTS = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses: Check here.

Restricted Programs: Management of Technology, Financial Engineering. Please find more information here.

Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed. Please find more information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange.  This destination’s term date does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email


Country(ies): Switzerland
City: Lausanne
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sept-Jan), Winter (Feb-July), Year-long (Sept-July)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, French
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.75 Language Requirement: depending on the course selection, French B2 may be required.