EPFL Excellence Fellowships

Degree LevelPost Graduate
Type Academic Scholarships
Final Deadline 15 April, 2021
Intake Year2021


Brief description:

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.

Host Institution(s):

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland

Field of study:

Eligible Master’s Programme offered at University

Number of Awards:


Target group:

All students including international students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

For external applicants, the scholarship includes CHF 16,000 per academic year split into 8,000 per semester (CHF 32,000 for a two-year Master’s or CHF 24,000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s). The scholarship also includes a reservation of a student room in a student residence.  The fellowship will be paid for no more than 4 semesters.

All other expenses (i.e. tuition fees, visas) are the responsibility of the fellowship holder.


Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible for the scholarship. Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs.

The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

Application instructions:

For external applicants, the application is done via the same online form for 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 can be filled online from  mid-November to the 15th of December, or from the 16th of December to the 15th of April.

It is important to read the EPFL Fellowship Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visit Scholarship Website

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