M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

24 months
1316 EUR/year
1316 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's Program in Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne offers a unique choice of courses that covers all aspects of the discipline, ranging from advanced digital technologies to distributed information systems and security. It also includes emerging disciplines such as biocomputing and service science.


EPFL has recently recruited several world-class professors performing cutting-edge research at the core of Computer Science, offering students one of the best Computer Science curriculum in Europe.

This Computer Science program also paves the way for a research career at EPFL or in any top university or research center in the world.

Career options:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne graduates are able to lead research and development teams in industry, which critically depends on information technology. 

They traditionally enjoy a very wide range of employment opportunities: from the banking industry to companies developing software and hardware, from consulting to all areas of human endeavor where information technology is a critical component. Employers include large global corporations as well as small companies and international and local start-ups.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced algorithms
  • Advanced computer architecture
  • Cryptography and security 
  • Database systems 
  • Decentralized systems engineering 
  • Distributed algorithms 
  • Foundations of software 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae).
    • Copy of your University degree(s), if already available.
    • Complete transcripts from each university you have attended.
    • A statement of purpose. See below for a detailed explanation.
    • Your identity card or passport.
    • Extra documents, such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications, or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 EUR per semester during 24 months.

CHF 730 per semester

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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