EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program

The Summer Research program offers international bachelor students eight weeks of lab-immersion in the cutting-edge research ranging from engineering to quantitative biology at the shores of Lake Geneva. The program to students in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology and related fields. The deadline is on 31 January 2020.

Apply for EPFL School of Life Sciences

Learn more about EPFL School of Life Sciences: Each summer, 25 participants from around the world gather for eight weeks of lab experience supervised by faculty and scientific staff. The program provides access to scientific seminars, workshops, and the closing symposium with poster sessions from all participants.

This year the program takes place on 8 July to 29 August 2020.

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 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


Main criteria

  • Students must be enrolled in a university in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or a similar life sciences program;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.75/4.0 or higher is required. At least two years of completed undergraduate work up to the first year of a master’s degree is required.

The selection is based upon Your CV, motivation letter, explanation of lab choices, university transcript or school official list of classes and grades, and two letters of recommendation.

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