Scientific foundation semester at EPF

Non-French speaking students

This programme is entirely taught in English and you can access it with a B2 level in English, if you already have at least a Bachelor’s degree.


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Applications are centralised and sent by the partner university; if you would like to spend a semester or two at EPF, please contact your university's international department to find out how to apply. Your application will then be sent to us, and you will receive notice of admission by mail.

If you are a student at Hochschule Karslruhe, Universidad del Pais Vasco, RUDN, Universidad EIA or Samarkand State University you have to contact the International Office at your home university, as the applications are processed by your home university. 

Summer School 2023

Sustainable Cities of the Future

Innovation, engineering, architecture, and ecology are brought together in an exciting two-week summer program. Come and explore how sustainable thinking can be inspired by the laws of nature and to explore how technology can contribute to creating sustainable cities for the future.

Built around the topics of Bioenergy, Bio-Architecture, Bio-Technology and Circular economy and Bio-Society, the 2023 summer school is a journey from theory to practice experienced on campus, in companies and research laboratories, in nature, and in cities.



EPF organised its first language courses in 1992 to better prepare its international students to study in France. In 1998, ESTP linked up with EPF to provide its exchange students with the same linguistic and cultural preparation.

The summer seminar prepares the students for their engineering studies in France which includes not only numerous cultural and linguistic aspects but also a scientifically oriented curriculum.

Our instructors are specialists in the French language or teachers who are qualified in scientific disciplines and who can present the different methodological approaches used in France.

Although this program is highly recommended for computer and engineering students, it is also open to other students, administrators and teaching staff who are interested in improving their French.

Don’t be shy, join us now!


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Program 2023

Period : July 3 to September 1, 2023

Duration : 2 or 8 weeks

Online registration


Registration deadline: June 9, 2023

Check our Facebook page :"Cours de français pour Ingénieurs Epf-Estp"

Download the frequently asked questions of the programme

Prices                                         Registration fees

2 weeks : 650 €                                    100 €

4 weeks : 1 260€                                  100 €

6 weeks : 1 740 €                                 100 €

8 weeks : 2 320 €                                 100 €

Extra week : 325 €


20 hours intensive lessons

5 hours of workshops, cultural activities and tutoring

For any complaint or request to the department of French as a foreign language, please fill in this form or write directly

to the head of the department Magali BOUTIOT : ou

You will be receiving a response within three days. Thank you.


Portrait de Sophie TELLIEZ, EPF
Responsable Adjointe du Département International