Double degree Master Program between Politecnico di Milano (PoliMI) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Basic Informations for PoliMI students

Nature of the exchange

Highly motivated and talented PoliMi students at the 1st year of the MSc in Mathematical Engineering, track in Computational Science and Engineering.
The degrees awarded are the Master of Science in Mathematical Engineering (PoliMi) (orientation in Computational Science for Engineering) and the MSc en Science et Ingénierie Computationnelles (EPFL)

Application process

Interested students have to fill out the application for the participation in double degree projects during the first year of enrollment in the MSc in Mathematical Engineering, track in Computational Science and Engineering. The maximum number of PoliMI students that can be admitted every year to the exchange is set at five.
Usually the call is open during the month of October. The relevant informations concerning the application process can be found here.

Financial Matters

The host institution (EPFL) engages to help students in their incoming procedures and in obtaining the same facilities foreseen for their students and/or scholarships.
All travel and accomodation costs will be covered by the students.
The student participating in the exchange will only pay tuition fees at his/her institution of origin (PoliMI).


Students of PoliMI who have been admitted to the double degree program follow the first year program of the "Mathematical Engineering, study plan MSc -orientation in Computational Science and Engineering" at PoliMI. 
After having successfully obtained a minimum of 56 ECTS credits at PoliMI, the students admitted to the double degree program will continue their studies at EPFL. They will usually take there a full year of courses in the Master of Computational Science and Engineering and are required to obtain at least 56 ECTS. Following the course work, an internship of 8 weeks (equivalent to 8 ECTS credits) is compulsory before starting the Master project thesis. The Master project thesis may be udertaken in a laboratory at one of the Universities or in an enterprise. It is supervised by a team of two faculty members, one from each institution. It must be defended orally at one of the Universisties and in video conference at the other one.