École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne.
First degree/qualification: Diplôme (4 years) or bachelor's (3 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 7.0/10.0.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year diplôme or 1.5-2 year master's after 3 year bachelor's.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded or the Bologna diploma supplement. All documents in French and English.
Description: Instituted in 1853 as a private school; in 1969 it achieved the status of a federal institution. Usual admission requirement: secondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or recognized equivalent (12 years of education).
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Three required exams for the first degree: Propédeutique I, at the end of the first year of study; Propédeutique II, at the end of the second year, and Examen final or Examen de diplôme at the end of the fourth year. Thesis required.
Language of instruction: French.
- Docteur: 2 year minimum following first degree; research and dissertation.
Last updated: Dec 12, 2007