EPFL School of Life Sciences: International Summer Research Program

Study in:Switzerland
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) offers the International Summer Research Program (SRP) in Life Sciences and Technology.

Number of places: 25 undergraduate students

Duration: July 3rd to August 25th 2017

Research institutes involved are:

  • Brain Mind Instutute (BMI)
  • Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)
  • Global Health Institute (GHI)
  • Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC)

About the programme:

  • Two months of lab work (40 hours/week)
  • Friday Seminars/workshops
  • Closing Student Symposium
  • Social Events


  • Applicant must be enrolled/registered in a degree program in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantiative biology, genetics courses or a similar life sciences program
  • Applicant must have basic Life Sciences background. Applicant with the previous lab experience would have advantage.
  • Applicant must have GPA equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 (5.25/6) grade or higher and should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework by the summer of 2017.
  • Applicants who are first year master’s students are also eligible.
  • Applicant can be of any nationality but Swiss students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must make sure that they have a valid health, accident and theft insurance.
  • The working language is English.


  • A financial payment for living and housing expenses will be provided for all successful candidates.
  • travel expenses are covered by program sponsors and the School of Life Sciences
  • up to 1,000 CHF for overseas travel and up to 500 CHF for European travel is covered
  • accommodation is provided in the Lausanne area for the duration of the program


  • Apply online.
  • Along with the application form, following documents are required: student’s academic record, letter of motivation and letters of recommendation.
  • The application must be complete INCLUDING reference letters by midnight CET on January 31st.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Fellowship Level Bachelor’s
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Life Sciences, Biology, Bio-Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Engineering, Bio-Informatics, Quantiative Biology, Genetics
Fellowship amount Stipend with other allowances
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline January 31st

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