Before making your submission, we encourage you to surf this web site, to get an idea of on-going research in mathematics at EPFL, and to go to the Doctoral School homepage to get acquainted with life at EPFL as a doctoral candidate. We believe that you will find this information stimulating and interesting, and that it will motivate you to apply for doctoral research at EPFL.
Who is eligible?
PhD candidates who have obtained a 4-5 year Master degree or an equivalent title and who have a strong background in mathematics, physics, computer science and/or related fields. Any applicant who has already completed a thesis in a similar or related subject to the field of mathematics is not admitted as a doctoral candidate at EPFL.
Exceptionally, candidates with only a Bachelor degree (at least 4 years), but with excellent grades, can apply.
- Complete and submit the online EPFL Doctoral School application form, including three reference letters and academic records, before the application deadline. Please contact your three referees in time, to ensure that your application is complete before the chosen deadline.
- If your native language is neither English nor French, we encourage you to take the TOEFL and submit your result as well. (Code EPFL : 3253)
- The program committee evaluates the completed applications. If your application corresponds to the requirements of our program, it will be directed to the potential PhD advisors in your field.
- You will be admitted to the doctoral program if and when a PhD advisor has agreed to accept you as a student. The beginning date will be discussed with your PhD advisor and depends on the availability of funds.
- This procedure takes about 2 months.
Please contact us for any additional information you may require and hope to welcome you soon to the EPFL.
Upon arrival at EPFL:
The PhD student arrives on campus, takes an appointment with the EDMA administrator (office: MA B2 424, Station 8) where he receives more information and signs the matriculation form.
The EPFL Doctoral School will soon launch a call for “EPFLinnovators”, a new programme supported by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, which is part of the Horizon 2020 framework programme. This programme is designed to develop the innovation potential of EPFL’s PhD students, and is geared towards the non-academic sector. For more information, please read the description of the programme.