EPFL Excellence Fellowships in Switzerland 2022/2023

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Anyone applying to an EPFL master’s program is eligible. Applications are currently invited from interested students around the globe for the 2022/2023 EPFL Excellence Fellowships to study in Switzerland.

The EPFL Excellence fellowships are funded partly by EPFL directly and a contributory funding through partnerships with foundations or private companies. The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships are based on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): EPFL/Partners

Fellowship Type: Masters Study Fellowships

Host Institution(s): EPFL

Fellowship Worth: See Program Benefits (below)

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: All Nationalities

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone applying to an EPFL master’s program is eligible. EPFL grants a limited number of fellowships to the most deserving candidates based on their academic records.
  • Cumulating this fellowship with other substantial scholarships is not possible. Candidates are required to declare all the scholarships they receive during their master’s (see section 4.2).
  • If the master at EPFL is a second master’s degree, candidates are not eligible for an excellence fellowship.

Program Benefits

  • CHF 10’000 per semester
  • Reservation of a student room in a student residence
  • A certificate of excellence (at the end of the master’s program)

Application Procedures

How to apply: Interested students should follow the instructions below to apply;

  • External candidates (Bachelor degree from an university abroad) They should apply via the same online form than their application to a master’s program by April 15 or December 15 (there is a box to tick indicating that the candidates profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship).
  • Internal candidates (Bachelor degree earned at EPFL) Sections might contact students to ask if they want to submit an application for an excellence fellowship. Students can also submit an application to their section by January 31 or April 30.

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The application should contain:

  • a CV
  • a motivation letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors familiar with students’ work and achievements
  • a transcript of all grades earned at EPFL

Application Deadline: Varies

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  1. I am interested in the EPFL award for masters in Switzerland. I need the online application form for those in development studies.
    Thank you.


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