Lausanne Credit -research internship

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Research Internship

Application deadline

  • Otctober 16, 2018

Applying to Research Abroad happens in two steps

As soon as you submit your application to Go Global, you will be contacted by the advisor with instructions for next steps. You can apply to Go Global well in advance of the deadline to get a headstart on the rest of your application.

1. Apply to Go Global once you’ve identified programs you're interested in

  • Submit your Go Global application online. You can apply for up to 3 programs on one application.
  • Go Global will contact you within 2 weeks of submission with instructions on how to apply to the partner and an electronic copy of your UBC transcript.

2. Apply directly to the partner university

  • Each research program will have detailed instructions on how to apply and strict submission deadlines.
  • All research programs will require supporting documents that typically include:
    • Academic references (1 – 3)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • UBC transcript

About the program

Program dates: Flexible start dates lasting 3 – 6 months

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.

EPFL offers a flexible research program, allowing students to undertake paid research internships spanning from three, four or six months from any of EPFL’s schools. This program presents exciting laboratory work experiences where students gain valuable work experience while exploring a new country and culture. See this page for more information on the variety of schools currently offering research internships. Students accepted to this highly competitive program undertake a paid research internship of 3 to 6 months in a research lab.

To learn more about this program please visit this website

Research areas

  • Computer Science
  • Applied Science
  • Natural Science
  • Humanities

Program-specific eligibility

  • Be a 3rd or 4th year student in any of the above disciplines
  • Program is very competitive Go Global encourages students with an average of 75% or higher apply
  • Be willing to commit to a research experience that is at least 3 months long
  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website

General Research Abroad eligibility

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application
  • We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Housing

Housing is not guaranteed for participants. Students are encouraged to contact the EPFL Housing Office once they have received confirmation of acceptance for assistance. Check out this site to learn more.

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program. For more information on program and living costs while at EPFL, please check out this page.

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.

Awards and funding for Research Abroad

Value: Up to $2000 per term

Eligibility: All students accepted into a research abroad program, through Go Global, will be considered for this award. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after acceptance into the program.

  • To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session of the previous year (with no failed or incomplete courses).
  • If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term. 

This award is automatically considered, and you don't need to apply.

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

The Go Global fee of $415 is applied to the student’s SSC account once accepted into a research abroad program has been confirmed by the student and partner university.

Students are eligible for a partial refund of their Go Global fee ($415 minus the administrative fee of $93.25) if withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the deposit being posted.  After 15 days, the fee is completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed