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  • Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer (early app)
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Off-Campus, On-Campus (not guaranteed)
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Engineering & Math
Program Type: Exchange, Hopkins-sponsored Program Advisor: Jenny Quijano Sax
Language Prerequisite: No Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:
Location | Areas of Study | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Engineering in Switzerland:
Summer Research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Lausanne - Stone House

EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) in Switzerland aims to attract students to the heart of Europe where renowned professors strive for excellence in research and international recognition. Students spend up to 3 months in a laboratory on campus undertaking research with renowned professors and researchers. The summer research opportunity offers:Lausanne - Rougemont

  • A 3-month research internship that run June through August (dates can be flexible) with Scholarships of Excellence available for selected candidates in a world-class technical European University;
  • A practical, innovative and formative program – hands-on research in a lab, pioneer projects, intensive academic and professional experience gain;
  • Immersion in an international and groundbreaking environment – 110 nationalities, cutting-edge projects (winner of Solar Decathlon and Human Brain Project), trans-disciplinary research and tech transfer (Innovation Park);
  • Excellent supervision by top international professors – passion, rigor and excellence; mentorship and guidance;
  • First-rate labs – 350 laboratories, sophisticated equipment, strong team-spirit;
  • A life experience in a vibrant campus with excellent infrastructures in a beautiful spot by Lake Geneva – 10,500 students, community spirit, cultural, sports and fun activities, at the center of Europe.
It is possible for students spending the Spring semester on the exchange program at EPFL to combine this research internship with that experience. Students interested in pursuing this will meed to submit both the semester and summer program applications.

Summer Undergraduate Engineering Opportunities Abroad

11:00am -12:00pm, Friday, November 22, 2019
Click here to access the webinar recording


Lausanne, Switzerland

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Areas of Study

  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

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EligibilityEPFL - Lunch Outside

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Engineering student
  • No French language necessary for summer research internships
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Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 ungraded JHU credits for the course, EN.500.501 General Engineering Research, upon successful completion of the program.

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CostLausanne - CERN

TBD. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, student fees, and international health insurance.
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EPFL will assist successful candidates in finding a flat-sharing solution or a room near campus.
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There is a dual application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the website listed here or under More Information, below.

The deadline for this program is early -- students must submit the Hopkins application by December 1st and the EPFL application by December 15th, 2019, in order to be considered for a Summer 2020 opportunity.

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More Information

Click here for more information about the program. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.