EDMA For Doctoral Candidates

EDMA Courses – credits

Teaching duties

According to the cahier des charges, as per the superior’s instructions, each doctoral candidate is required to contribute to tasks related to EPFL’s missions in education, research or innovation. Therefore, doctoral candidates participate in teaching at the Bachelor/Master level.

Mentoring system

Candidacy exam

Annual progress report

End of thesis – oral exam and public defense


EPFL Support Programs for admitted doctoral candidates

Support and Health

My Well-Being

The Student Affaire office (SAE) offers further help and support to doctoral candidates (such as stress management workshop, social or psychotherapeutic consultation, etc.)


Where to get help 

Trust and Support Network
The Trust and Support Network (TSN) offers listening, guidance and support in complete confidentiality. It is composed of internal and external instances with a mandate to provide assistance in situations related to psychosocial risks.

Parent doctoral candidates

Grants and Financial Support for parent doctoral candidates