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EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

  • 37 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 34 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 19 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 17 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 14 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 12 QS World University Rankings 2018
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 25%
Institution type Private

About EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

École polytechnique fédérale de 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.

Campus information

EPFL has 14,000 people that work and study at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne campus, roughly 9.300 are students in either Bachelor, Master or Doctoral programs, the remaining 4,700 being administrative staff, scientists, technical staff, professors and the entrepreneurs located in the Science Park EPFL7. More than 125 nationalities are present on campus with 48% of the student population being foreign nationals.

EPFL is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland



  • A room in a student hall is the ideal solution, but be aware that rooms and studios are in principle restricted to Bachelor’s and Master’s students.


  • Rooms for rent in private homes and apartment sharing


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 5 Architecture, Building 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Engineering 4


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