EDCH Application information

Admission Admission to our program is centralized and highly competitive. The program is entirely in English with a duration of usual 4 years. Doctoral students also participate in the teaching activities of the school as teaching assistants and therefore acquire teaching skills. The program supports all admitted students financially at competitive salaries.

Registration fee (at the beginning of your studies), and a doctoral tax (at the completion of your studies) are charged (see Ordonnance sur les taxes and the webpage « Doctoral Studies »). If you receive a scholarship from your home country, EPFL has a policy of ensuring you receive an income equivalent to that of internally-funded doctoral students.Please note that you must be admitted by a doctoral program before you can be hired as a doctoral assistant. In some cases, candidates will be admitted by a doctoral program that does not have a corresponding funded position available. Those candidates remain eligible for hiring during 1 year if funding occurring. They also have the possibility to look for individual scholarships and funding.
Contact program administration for more information [email protected]

Applications Deadlines Applications must be fully submitted prior to the given deadlines
January 15th, April 30th and September 15th
Research groups EDCH PhD advisors
Affiliated PhD advisors
Funding Open positions

EDCH PhD advisors
Affiliated PhD advisors

Individual funding option  Only if you are admitted by a doctoral program that does not have a corresponding funded position available, the PhD Scholarship is an interesting option.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
External employers Some of our doctoral students are employed by external research labs. If this situation applies to you
contact your EDCH program administration [email protected]
PhD student salary


Link to information