EPFL (The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and collaborators of over 120 nationalities.
Located in full view of the Alps, on the north side of Lake Geneva, it is ranked among the top European Engineering Institutions. EPFL brings together a campus of over 17,000 people and has some 500 laboratories and research groups, in disciplines ranging from math and life science to architecture and engineering.
In the framework of the Excellence Research Internship Program (ERIP), selected students spend in average three months (possible extension under certain conditions) in an EPFL laboratory on campus undertaking research with renowned professors and researchers.
More information on research internships can be found here.
Summer Research Exchange Credit
Arts & Science (St. George/UTM/UTSC) or Daniels: Students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at UofT. There will be no transcript issued by the host institution. Students must have completed 3+ years of study before the exchange.
Applied Science and Engineering: There are 2 options. Please indicate which option you are pursuing in the Study Plan section of the Learning Abroad application. (1) Students may pursue research on not-for-credit basis. Students will pay incidental fees but no tuition fee with this option. It is available only for students who will apply the summer research hours towards their degree requirements. Students must have room for this research experience as part of their practical experience requirement. (2) Students may enroll in an APS299Y0 course while on exchange and obtain credit for this research experience. Please check with your department to see if you are eligible to enroll in APS299Y0 and indicate the course code in the Study Section on the application form.
Research projects: ERIP
Housing: Guaranteed or EPFL helps
Funding: Students applying to EPFL for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.
Application Requirements: Nominated UofT students must be prepared to apply to the host institution by December 11, 2023 9:00 AM CET. Further information will be provided to nominated students.
Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.