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EPFL 2022 School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program (Fully Funded ) - Switzerland

Applications are open for the EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program 2022. The program offers international bachelor/1st year master’s students eight weeks of lab-immersion during the summer. Join one of the research groups and experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland.

The program features:

  • 20-25 participants each summer
  • 8 weeks of lab experience
  • Mentoring by faculty and scientific staff
  • Access to scientific seminars
  • Science related & personal development Friday afternoon workshops
  • Closing symposium with poster session or presentations from all participants
  • Rich program of social activities, including a day hike to Swiss alps with raclette, BBQs and a few possible excursions to points of interest such as CERN.

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About École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a public research university located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It specializes in natural sciences and engineering.It is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, with three main missions: education, research and innovation.The QS World University Rankings ranked EPFL as the 14th best university in the world across all fields in 2021,whereas THE World University Rankings ranked EPFL as the world's 19th best school for engineering and technology... read more


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EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program


Aim and Benefits of EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program

  • Join on-going research in a lab of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences.
  • Learn new techniques while studying a research topic related to current health issues.
  • Improve critical thinking and experimental design.
  • Prepare for future independent research as a graduate student.
  • Experience the excitement and challenges of scientific research gaining insight into what a research career entails.
  • Each student receives CHF 3,200 for the two-month period which covers housing and living costs.
  • Housing is reserved and paid for out of the stipends beforehand.
  • Students are housed together either in Lausanne or possibly in Geneva depending on lab assignment.
  • Students have either single rooms or double rooms and share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with their fellow SRP participants.
  • The majority of travel costs to and from Switzerland is covered. The program reimburses up to CHF 1,000 for overseas flights and CHF 500 for shorter distances.

Requirements for EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program Qualification

  • Be currently enrolled in a university in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or other life sciences related programs.
  • Have a minimum of GPA equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 grade or higher.
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate work up to the first year of a master’s degree before the start of the program.
  • Show a strong interest in pursuing a career in life sciences.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Your CV (1-2 pages)
  • Your motivation letter (maximum 750 words)
  • The explanation of lab choices (2-3 sentences per lab)
  • University transcript or school official list of classes and grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Basic life sciences understanding is essential; previous lab experience is a plus


Application Deadline

January 31, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on programs-recruiting.epfl.ch to apply

For more details,visit EPFL website


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