The Research Internship Program at EPFL for Talented Students from Internationally Acclaimed Universities.

This is the blog of the Research Internship Program at EPFL where interested students can read about the experience of current selected interns taking part in the program.

About the Program

EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) in Switzerland aims to attract students into the heart of Europe where renowned Professors strive for excellence in research and international recognition.

In this context, EPFL has inaugurated in 2014 a highly attractive internship scheme for talented students currently enrolled at internationally acclaimed universities. For the first time, a flexible format is offered which enables students to choose between a three, four or six month lasting internship in research laboratories from all five schools of EPFL, starting at any time of the year whilst subscribing six months before. Successful and selected students obtain a prestigious Scholarship of Excellence which enables them to cover the main costs of living as well as some of the travelling expenses.

For the first edition, the selective Program has attracted 950 interested students of whom 25 have been selected.

Students interested in a semester exchange program, can consider starting or ending with semester studies in one of the specialisations at EPFL before or after having undertaken a research internship program. To do so, students should contact the program coordinator as soon as possible.

International students enjoy speaking English on campus and in the laboratories whilst French is the official spoken language in this part of Switzerland. English is also widely spoken in Switzerland.

You will find all information about the program including the annual deadlines for application etc. on the official webpage:

Please check out first here if you are eligible: http://ri.epfl.ch/researchinternships-admission-criteria. For students from other universities, there exists also the possibility to directly contact a Professor asking for an internship.

If you have more questions, please consult: http://ri.epfl.ch/researchinternships-faq
If you still have a further question, please write to: researchinternships@epfl.ch

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