EDPO Applicants

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

Registration conditions and general information.

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.

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.