Lausanne Credit -research internship

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Research Internship

Apply to Go Global for Nomination by: November 26, 2017

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

Eligibility and prerequisites

  • Meet Go Global eligibility requirements
  • 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

Awards and funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 

Research interns receive 1600 Swiss Francs per month (about $1850 CAD) from EPFL. In addition, students may be eligible for a travel grant of up to 500 Swiss Francs ($600 CAD) from EPFL. Participants will be encouraged to apply for a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship for up to 1050 Swiss Francs per month.


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.

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project list or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in.

2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online. Students can apply to up to 3 programs on one application and are asked to submit a brief statement of interest.

3. Go Global will update your online application within 2 weeks of submission with detailed instructions on how to submit your partner application and your UBC transcript.

4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents. Prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

  • Official transcript (provided by Go Global)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Two recommendation letters from UBC faculty members
  • 1 passport-format picture in JPEG for your EPFL student card
  • A scan of your passport

5. Once you've collected all documents, submit them to Go Global by the deadline outlined in the instructions you receive from our office. Our team will forward all applications to l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne for review

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

You will receive a $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising hours

Advising hours

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

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 


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

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

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