Frequently asked questions

1. What are the general eligibility conditions?

For the general eligibility requirements, please check the EPFL eligibility conditions.

2. What are the specific eligibility conditions for this Master?

Candidates with an engineering profile should have acquired credits in management or economics, while candidates with a management/economics profile should have acquired credits in data science – statistics, econometrics or quantitative methods. For suggestions regarding the different options, please check the admission criteria page. Please notice that when these pre-requisite conditions cannot be fulfilled, the Admission Commission will propose alternative requirements to ensure that the competencies necessary to follow the program are acquired.

3. Is the GMAT/GRE test required for application?

In conformity with EPFL requirements, such diplomas are well received, but not compulsory.

4. Are references (i.e. letters of recommendation) required?

References are required only for candidates external to UNIL-HEC or EPFL.

5. Is there any application fee?

EPFL and UNIL-HEC Bachelor graduates do not pay any application fee. Bachelor graduates from other Swiss universities should pay an application fee of 50 CHF, while foreign Bachelor graduates should pay a fee of 150 CHF in accordance with the EPFL conditions.

6. Where will students be enrolled?

Candidates who will be accepted to the program will be officially enrolled at EPFL.

7. What is the tuition fee?

Since students will be enrolled at EPFL, the tuition fee is 780 CHF per semester according to the EPFL study taxes.

8. Is there any scholarship opportunity?

Along with the application procedure for the Master program, candidates can apply for an excellence scholarship or needs-based scholarship in accordance with the EPFL guidelines.

9. Will students have access on the three campuses?

The Master students will have complete access to facilities on UNIL and EPFL campuses. A number of activities will also be organized on the IMD campus.

10. What type of diploma will graduates receive?

Graduates will receive a Master of Science in Sustainable Management & Technology degree delivered jointly by UNIL, IMD and EPFL. Please note that this degree is not equivalent to an Engineer degree.

11. Who will provide career services?

Career services will be provided by the Career Orientation Office at UNIL and the Career Center at EPFL.

12. Will graduates be alumni of all three institutions?

Yes