EDPO For applicants

The main focus for a PhD in photonics at EPFL is on research and each Doctoral candidate is hired directly by a professor (Thesis Director) associated with the doctoral program, to work on a specific research project. The Doctoral candidate receives a full salary for this research work.


At the time of registration to the doctoral program in photonics (starting date), the applicant must hold a Master degree (or exceptionally a Bachelor degree in 4 years).

It is not mandatory to provide a language diploma for the program in photonics.


Before starting your application, make sure to read the general guidelines as well as the program’s specific information: