EDPO Courses and credits

In order to complete his study plan, the PhD student must accrue 12 credits, of which 4 credits during the first year before the candidacy exam. There are several ways of accruing credits:

    • EPFL courses contained in the EDPO course book.
    • External courses (other universities, summer schools,…) with an examination. Make contact with the administrative assistant before attending such a course and provide the equivalence form after the course. See course registration.
    • Any other EPFL course in agreement with your thesis director.
    • No credit is granted for the assistantship, participation to conferences or language courses.

The course choice is subject to the prior agreement of the student’s thesis director, which ensures that his choice entails the acquisition of new knowledge. Any other course than doctoral (e.g. Master or summer shool), must also be approved in advance by the programme director, unless it appears in the EDPO course book .

You will find further information in the internal EDPO regulation

How to register for a course?

Please go to the page on course registration.

Some suggestions for summer/winter schools

If you are aware about a Summer or Winter School that could be of any interest to the photonics community, kindly send an email with the details to EDPO’s administrative assistant.