EDMA For PhD Students

EDMA Courses – credits

Teaching duties

According to the cahier des charges, as per the superior’s instructions, each PhD student is required to contribute to tasks related to EPFL’s missions in education, research or innovation. Therefore, PhD students 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 PhD students

Support and Health

My Well-Being

The Student Affaire office (SAE) offers further help and support to PhD students (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 PhD students

Grants and Financial Support for parent PhD students