EPFL excellence fellowships for masters, in the Switzerland for the academic year 2020-2021

Students having outstanding records can enroll in the excellence fellowships programme. Fellowship is awarded to the limited number of students. EPFL offers it for the academic year 2020-2021 to the students at master level. It is partially financed by EPFL and other partner companies and foundations.

Brief description of excellence fellowship

Interested and eligible students should know in detail about the fellowship hence here is its brief description. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is the host institution that is established in Switzerland. Applications are invited both internally and externally. The students studying in the institution can apply for the fellowship at bachelor level. The institution invites applications from the international students at a master level.

The fellowship includes:

CHF- 16,000/academic year that is split into monthly payments-

  1. CHF 32,000: 2 years master’s
  2. CHF 24,000: 1 ½ year master’s

Note that fellowship holder should pay the tuition fees, accommodation, visa fees, etc

Accommodation- reservation of room for selected students

Number of awards– limited

Course level– master’s level offered by university

Target group– international as well national students

Eligibility–   students holding the bachelor degree from any recognized university in the relevant field are eligible to apply for the fellowship programme.


Screening of students will be done. It will be done by evaluation of student’s academic records. In case of multiple candidates, few of them will be placed in a waiting list. Selected candidates will have to confirm their selection by taking admission within 2-4 weeks. If students do not reply by getting admission, then those on the waiting list will be given a chance. Candidates on a waiting list will have to report within 1-2 weeks to ensure their selection.

Application instructions

An application will be filled online. Candidates applying for masters should mention in the form that they are also applying for the fellowship programme. Mark the box otherwise the application will not be viewed for the fellowship.

Date of online form-

Applications are available from mid-November to January 15 or January 16 to April 15, 2019-2020. Visa details are necessary to mention in applications posted before the deadline of January. Those who missed the opportunity to fill the form before 15 January can apply before April 15, 2019.


Selected students will be informed by an email. They will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of the form. The email will be sent at starting of the deadline that means students who have applied before the January will be notified in April whereas those applied before the April deadline will receive email till the end of June.  

Therefore, students should give valid and operational email-id in the application form. Don’t give an invalid or non-functional id otherwise; you will not receive any notification sent by the fellowship committee or institutional authority.

Student can access the form from the office link

 https://www.epfl.ch/education/studies/en/financing-study/grants/excellence-fellowships/ . Visit the link and view all other necessary information to apply for the excellence fellowship program. Students must ensure that they meet the criteria and don’t forget to view the tuition fees and other important information from the website.

Don’t forget the golden chance, apply now!