Equal opportunities


The Equal opportunities office draws up action plans to foster equal opportunities:

  • Reconciliation of maternity or paternity and study or work at EPFL
  • Balance between professional life and private/family life
  • Equality between women and men in scientific careers as well as within the administrative and technical staff
  • Access to studies in Sciences and Technology


EPFL WISH Foundation

The EPFL WISH Foundation’s objective is to try to provide financial “coup de pouce” to women at crucial times in their careers.


Erna Hamburger Foundation

The Erna Hamburger Foundation offers support grants to women with a Master’s degree following a continuing education course or their last PhD year at EPFL


Bourse Amelia Earhart

Zonta International helps women registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program closely related to aerospace science or aerospace engineering.


Student affairs

EPFL, the Canton of Vaud, the Confederation and private foundations offer a certain number of grants to EPFL students and PHDs