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PhD Program

With the support of the Foundation of l’École polytechnique, École Polytechnique offers a unique integrated five-year long program leading to a PhD degree. This PhD program is designed offer research training in order to develop outstanding students for careers in leading academic institutions or top companies throughout the world.

Students involved in the PhD program work closely with faculty members and other students within their field of study. All students benefit from the attention and expertise of renowned experts in their fields.

The first two years: Master Program

The first two years of the programme, which correspond to a Master's degree, are designed to enable students to acquire the tools necessary to carry out an ambitious research project. They are carried out in a unique environment benefiting from the presence at the École polytechnique of a world-class multidisciplinary research center, as well as the proximity of the R&D centers of the largest French and international industrial groups such as Danone, EDF, Total, Horiba and Air Liquide.

>Find all the information on the page dedicated to the Master's degrees

The last three years: Doctoral Program

The following three years are entirely dedicated to the research project leading to the PhD degree. The doctoral program at École polytechnique is distinguished by its multidisciplinary nature and offers projects in one of the 23 Laboratories of the research centre, located in the heart of the campus. These laboratories employ 1,650 research staff and are all joint research units with the CNRS.

>Find all the information on the page dedicated to the PhD at the École polytechnique

>List of Academic Departments and Laboratories participating to this program