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.
We have an award-winning and internationally recognized faculty targeting broad research areas, and working closely with top international research organizations. 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.
Applications must be submitted prior to December 15. This is the primary deadline for admission to the program, with an invitation to our Open House for the fellowship recipients. There is a second round of admissions with a deadline of April 15 where a relatively much smaller number of candidates who did not apply in the first round are considered.
- Program Requirements
- Course Catalogue & Registration
- Thesis Timeline
- Annual Report Form
- Leave of absence request (procedure & form)
- EDIC Mentors (2nd year onwards)
Information for First-Year PhD Students
The EPFL Doctoral School will soon launch two calls for applications for EPFLglobaLeaders, a new doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. Forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector. More information: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLglobaLeaders
Upcoming Public Defenses
Precise and accurate image-based measurements of optical material properties
With: Marjan SHAHPASKI
Place and room: Video-conference
Category: Thesis defenses