EPFL Master Excellence Scholarship for All, 2024-2025 – APPLY NOW

EPFL Master Excellence Scholarship for All, 2024-2025 – APPLY NOW following the guideline below.

Applications are being received for the EPFL Master Excellence Scholarship program. The scholarship is offered by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne to students with outstanding academic records who are enrolling in a Master’s program. The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships are based on the evaluation of the candidates’ academic records.


The selection process is very competitive, and only about 3% of the master’s students receive such financial support. Some fellowships are funded by EPFL directly while others are funded through partnerships with foundations or private companies. The fellowship is offered to both External candidates (Bachelor’s degree from a university abroad), Internal candidates (Bachelor’s degree earned at EPFL or Bachelor’s degree earned at EPFL and switching to another field of study).


The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a public research university located in Lausanne, Switzerland. EPFL is one of the best universities in Switzerland specializing in natural sciences and engineering. The EPFL is the 14th best university in the world across all fields in 2021 (QS World University Rankings), and the world’s 19th best school for engineering and technology in 2020 (World University Rankings).


Program Details

  • Host Institution: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
  • Eligible programs: Please check full list below.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Program normal duration.
  • Target group: Open to all.

Winners of this university scholarship will have the following benefits:

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

Fellowship holders will be responsible for covering all expenses on their own (including rent). The fellowship will be paid for 4 semesters maximum (3 semesters for a 90 credits master’s program) provided that the fellowship holder is registered as a regular EPFL student. No extension is possible, even in case the student decides to take a minor or for any other reason that might extend the duration of studies.

Eligible Programs for the EPFL Scholarship

Below is the list of master’s degree programs at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

  1. School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Computer and Communication Sciences
  4. School of Basic Sciences
  5. School of Life Sciences : Life Sciences Engineering
  6. College of Management of Technology
  7. College of Humanities : Digital Humanities
  8. Cross-School Master’s programs

EPFL Master Excellence Scholarship Eligibility

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. Therefore, applicants should meet the specific requirements of their chosen master’s program.

Cumulating this fellowship with other substantial scholarships is not possible. Candidates must declare all the scholarships they receive during their master’s. If the master’s at EPFL is a second master’s degree, candidates are not eligible for an excellence fellowship.

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How to Apply for the EPFL Master Excellence Fellowship

To apply for this Europe scholarship, External candidates (Bachelor’s degree from a university abroad) should apply for a master’s program via the online application form (please click on the “Apply” button below to access the page) by the deadline. While filling out the form, you should tick the box indicating that candidate’s profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship. There are no specific documents to be provided in addition to those required for admission to the Master which is shown below:


  1. Your resumé (curriculum vitae).
  2. Copy of your University degree(s), if already available.
  3. Complete transcripts from each university you have attended.
  4. Your identity card or passport.
  5. A statement of purpose: The statement of purpose should not exceed 1000 words. You are required to describe your academic background and your career strategy. Please be precise about the objectives you wish to reach through your studies at EPFL.
  6. The contact details of three academic referees, who will each be asked to produce a recommendation letter for you (except for holders of an EPFL Bachelor’s degree, and those who hold a Bachelor’s degree from ETH Zürich or a Swiss university or FHS/HES and are applying for a Master’s program in the same field of study).
  7. For Architecture: a work portfolio is also required and must be uploaded to a dedicated web server. You will receive the access details for the server by email after you have complicated and paid for the online application. Candidates for Architecture must also have twelve months of professional experience. Please upload the work certificates in the online application form if already available.

Note: Extra documents, such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications, or other portfolios of your previous work, which are welcome but not compulsory. Only documents uploaded to your online application form will be considered. All documents should be in English, French, German, or Italian. Please join a legalized translation of all documents in other languages. Furthermore, there is a fee you need to pay to EPFL for your application processing.

For any queries or clarifications about this program, please contact Student Affairs at [email protected].

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