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Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Lausanne , Vaud ,Switzerland

Master in Digital Humanities

As data proliferate and play an ever-growing role in our life decisions, a human-centric and interdisciplinary approach to technology is the most powerful method we have for fostering creativity, asking relevant questions and ultimately making the best possible decisions for our future

The Master of Science in Digital Humanities offers future engineers the unique opportunity to pair a rigorous technical education with a deeper understanding of user experience, cultural and social contexts as well as real-world application of digital tools.

The diverse backgrounds of the EPFL digital humanities faculty are uniquely positioned to provide this type of interdisciplinary training. Our society is shaped with data primarily produced, consumed, and curated by people – from cultural and social media to historical and urban data. Digital humanities engineers have the advantage of pairing technical skills in computer and data science with the applied interdisciplinary understanding needed to pursue a broader range of career opportunities.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

At EPFL, we foster a culture of respect and inclusion in the workplace. We promote a healthy work-life balance through flexible working hours and on-campus daycare and sports facilities. Our employees also benefit from belonging to a diverse community of 16,000 people – including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers – from more than 120 different countries.

As a public university dedicated to improving the world around us, we have three missions: education, research and innovation. We boast one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and employ more than 6,000 people. Our employees perform high-value-added work in teaching and research and in the school’s administrative and technical services. Between our main campus in Lausanne and our satellite campuses in Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Sion, our workforce is composed of more than one hundred different professions.

PSW Opportunity

There is absolutely no PSW but the Universities and institutions does encourage and provide opportunities for the students can go for internships

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The indications on this page do not constitute a legal basis. Legal texts are the only reference. The criteria are valid for the ongoing year.

The specific admission criteria for applicants holding an upper secondary school certificate (maturity, baccalaureate, Abitur, Advanced Levels, etc.) and for those having begun or completed a study program in a higher-education institution are detailed under the following headings. Please pay attention to the restrictions detailed further down the page as well.

Swiss ‘maturité gymnasiale’
Swiss professional or specialized ‘maturité’
Upper secondary school certificates from a country that is a member of EU, EFTA, or UK
Upper secondary school certificates from a country that is not a member of EU, EFTA, nor UK
European Baccalaureate from EURSC.eu
International Advanced Levels and Cambridge Pre-U
International Baccalaureate from IBO.org
Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss HES/FHS
Other higher education in Switzerland or abroad
Restrictions and rules of non-admissibility

Language requirements / GRE
The program is taught entirely in English. Therefore, excellent English skills (B2 level minimum, corresponding to one of the following certificates) are required to follow the Master’s program in Computer Science:

TOEIC with 785-940 pts
TOEFL (iBT, MyBest score) with 72-94 pts
IELTS with 5.5-6.5 pts
FCE First certificate in English