Computer and Communication Sciences

Our doctoral program seeks ambitious and talented individuals who aspire to be at the center of the emerging technological revolution where information is at the core of innovation.

We have an award-winning and internationally recognized faculty targeting broad research areas from theory to applications and platforms, and working closely with top international research organizations.

With a rich intellectual environment, a working culture and resources only matched by the highest rated academic institutions, and geographically located in the breathtaking Lake Geneva region, our program targets training bright minds to be the research and industrial leaders of the information technology revolution on the horizon.

Our program is entirely in English. We have a strong track record of employment and placement on a global scale whether it is R&D in industry or academia, and many of our students are leaders and founders of startups. Our students are among the best represented at flagship conferences and compete for, and are recognized internationally by prestigious industrial PhD fellowships and awards. We have a large consortium of industrial affiliates with whom many of our students collaborate closely during internships.

Admission is on a competitive basis. All admitted students automatically receive a salary enabling them to live comfortably in Switzerland. At the time of enrollment in the doctoral program, a student must have a Master’s degree or a 4- or 5-year Bachelor’s degree, with a strong background in computer science, communication systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related field.

Applications must be submitted prior to December 15th. The latter is the primary deadline for admission to the program, with an invitation to our Open House for the fellowship recipients. There will be a secondary round of admissions starting April 15th where a relatively much smaller number of candidates who did not apply in the first round are considered.

EDIC Open House 2019

  • Thursday 21 – Friday 22 March 2019

Upcoming public defenses


Prof. Matthias Grossglauser

Anna Cecilia Chapuis
Madeleine Robert
Eileen Hazboun (coordinatrice)

EPFL EDIC program
INN 134
CH-1015 Lausanne

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