2016 EPFL Excellence Fellowships For International Masters Students, Switzerland

2016 EPFL Excellence Fellowships For International Masters Students, Switzerland

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

Excellence Fellowships

  • Course(s) Offered: Selected fields
  • Course Level: Graduate (masters)
  • Provider: EPFL
  • Country to Study in: Switzerland



Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible. The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

Eligible groups Citizens of ALL countries

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Participating Institutions École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Fields of study Eligible Master’s Programme offered at University

Number of awards Not specified – a limited number of scholarships

Sponsorship duration Awarded for 2-years or for 1 1/2 years depending on the Masters programme

Scholarship benefits For external applicants, the fellowship includes CHF 16’000 per academic year split into monthly payments (i.e. CHF 32’000 for a 2-year Master’s or CHF 24’000 for a 1 and 1/2 year Master’s) and reservation of a room in students accommodation. Note that accommodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship holder.

Method of Application

The application is done via the same online form than your application to a Master’s program. It is however necessary to tick a box indicating that your profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship. Applications must be filled in and submitted within the application periods, but before the deadline dates (see below). It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this scholarship, and also to access the online application form.

DEADLINES: Applications can be filled online from mid-November to the 15th of January, or from the 16th of January to the 15th of April. Candidates who need a visa are strongly advised to apply by the January deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: Cumulating this fellowship with other substantial scholarships isn’t possible. Candidates are required to declare all the scholarships they will receive during their master’s and cases will be evaluated one by one. Candidates to an excellence fellowship receive an answer about their application at the same time than the answer concerning their application to a Master’s program. It consists of an email sent at the beginning of March (January deadline) or the beginning of June (April deadline).

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) is a research university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in physical sciences and engineering. EPFL is regarded as one of the world leading universities, ranking 14th overall and 17th in engineering in the 2015 QS World University Rankings; 31th overall and 12th in engineering in the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. EPFL is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland; the sister institution in the German-speaking part of  is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). Application Deadline: 15 April 2016 Open to International Applicants: Yes

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