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  • Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Autumn Semester A/W, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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  Location   Lausanne, Switzerland
  Eligibility   Declared CSE majors only. This
  exchange requires academic preparation
  for senior/masters-level coursework. 
  majors selected for this exchange will have
  strong grades, will complete required
  300-level CSE classes before the
  exchange, and should feel comfortable
  going into 400-level work.

  Newer CSE majors may also be
  considered for an EPFL exchange if they
  speak French well enough to take
  courses taught in French.
  Language   English
  Adviser   Raven Alexander |
  January 15
  CSE-EPFL Exchange website
  General   Students will take part in either a semester
  long or academic year exchange
  to the EPFL school of Computer and
  Communication Science.

  CSE students will take advanced
  bachelor's and masters' courses.

  Strong candidates show
  personal preparation, including
  responsibility, maturity, and motivation
  to study abroad independently.
  Students wishing to know more about
  applying for a CSE exchange should visit
CSE exchange site. More detailed
  information about the
  EPFL exchange can be found
  Read More
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process


Where You Will Study

Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, EPFL is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical universities. It receives students, professors and staff from over 120 nationalities. With both a Swiss and international calling, it is therefore guided by a constant wish to open up. Its missions of teaching, research and partnership impact has led the EPFL School of Computer Communication and Science to partner with the University of Washington CSE department to provide up to 2 CSE majors the opportunity to study abroad.

For more information about EPFL and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

In addition, EPFL offers a monthly stipend of $550 USD, although amounts may vary.

Students wishing to know more about housing at EPFL should visit their housing portal.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

Departmental Exchanges generally focus on a specific academic discipline and often restrict participation to students in that department.  Applications and student selection for Departmental Exchanges are managed by the UW academic department, but students participating in Departmental Exchanges work with the UW Study Abroad Office to complete the same pre-departure requirements as other UW study abroad students.

If you are interested in a Departmental Exchange, contact the department coordinator listed above for information, application instructions and deadlines.  

Most application deadlines occur 6-8 months in advance of an exchange start date, so contact your department early.

Full-year exchange is encouraged, but single semester exchange is possible. Space is limited; students must apply through CSE and be selected. Students should plan primarily for senior/masters-level computer science & engineering courses abroad.

See the CSE website for additional information about the application process.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.