Summer Research 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. EPFL also has 350 laboratories, sophisticated equipment and excellent supervision.

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 projectsResearch Internship Program

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 12, 2022 8:00 AM CET. Further information will be provided to nominated students.

Links: Testimonials 

Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.

Location

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

Status

Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: 10-12 weeks
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Varies

Deadlines: Summer Deadline: December 1, 2022

Details

Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: Arts and Science, Applied Science and Engineering
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fees
Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Host Funding OR Globalink Research Award

Eligibility

Schools/Faculties: Applied Science and Engineering Arts and Science (St. George) Arts and Science (UTM) Arts and Science (UTSC) Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Requirements: Minimum cGPA 3.5 and 2+ years of study completed (engineering) or 3+ years of study completed (UTSG, UTM, and UTSC students)