EPFL is one of the world’s most dynamic and reputed institutes of science and technology. In the heart of Europe, it offers a combination of excitement, excellence, inspiring education, and outstanding facilities for research. Its doctoral school is organized into 20 doctoral programs, each covering a well-established discipline or one of today’s interdisciplinary research areas. They form vibrant scientific communities that energize the exchange of scientific ideas and progress.
Prospective doctoral students
The Doctoral School supervises 21 doctoral programs covering together all EPFL fields of research. Each of our 21 doctoral programs is responsible for recruiting doctoral students, organizing their supervision and monitoring their progress. The doctoral programs also organize an offer of advanced level courses and create a community based in their scientific domain.
Doctoral studies at EPFL
An EPFL PhD is typically obtained after four years of study devoted to an original and independent scientific research project.
EPFL’s Doctoral School is organized into 21 doctoral programs
All the information required for an admission to a PhD program at EPFL
Why choose EPFL
EPFL regularly takes part in educational fairs and information sessions throughout the world
The EPFLinnovators programme aims to attract excellent PhD candidates with an interest in entrepreneurship to EPFL
Each year, a distinction is granted to a selection of very high quality theses, in order to highlight the doctoral candidates' research work and their scientific merit