EDBB For PhD Students

Please refer to the PhD timeline as you advance through your studies.

For documents you are submitting to the doctoral school/program, please sign them together with your thesis director (plus your co-director and/or mentor when applicable) and email them to the EDBB program administrator. She will then present them to EDBB Program Director to approve before she submits them to the doctoral school.

One exception to the above guideline is for your annual reports: as this is an oportunity for a short meeting with the EDBB Director once a year, please drop by his office to deliver your report. You can either drop by spontaneously or email him prior to your visit, to check his availablility.

During the current COVID restrictions, please email your annual report to the EDBB Director with a brief summary of how you are doing. Please mention in your email if you have any issues you wish to discuss with him. A a Zoom meeting can be organized if needed.

  • 1st YEAR: All EDBB students enrolled after February 18, 2019 are required to attend 16 talks in the Weekly BioEngineering Colloquia Series within the first year of their PhD studies. Please forward the email from the organizer confirmation of your various attendances to EDBB before passing your candidacy exam.
  • 1st YEAR: Please note that taking the EDBB course Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research (BIO-664) is mandatory for all first-year EDBB PhD Students:

  • 3rd YEAR: Each EDBB student should give a presentation in the frame of the monthly IBI-EDBB Mini-Symposium at least once before their private defence, preferably during their 3rd year. See BIOENG-600

According to the EPFL rules and to the PhD job description, each PhD student is required to participate in undergraduate teaching. These teaching duties do not give any graduate credits.

Various scholarship and award opportunities are available

A scholarship for Master students – PhD candidate and post-docs to study at top-ranked universities in the United-States, the United Kingdom or Europe.
EPFL Study Management

Marie Curie ActionsResearch Fellowship Programme

Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship support projects in many I&C fields, but also in computational science. The support is provided through funding, as well as collaboration with Microsoft Research Cambridge.