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PhD Programs

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a PhD training program open to the best national and international students, enabling them to work in cutting-edge research topics.
PhD Programs

Why pursue a PhD at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris?

As a postgraduate degree whose excellence is recognized worldwide, a PhD degree opens doors to highly skilled jobs in both the private and public sectors. Our doctoral programs are designed to develop outstanding researchers who have a deep understanding of the scientific and practical issues they study. In addition to the academic world, a PhD paves the way for major long-term careers that rely on the specific skills acquired during the doctoral training, which are widely recognized in the socio-economic world for highly qualified employment.

Research partnerships

Institut Polytechnique de Paris welcomes young researchers from diverse backgrounds to its laboratories to work on their thesis research. Whatever the chosen field of study, students will benefit from the partnerships IP Paris has with major national and international research institutes (CNRS, Inria, CEA, Weizmann Institute of Science…).

IP Paris also partners with high-tech companies and major multinational groups. The doctoral theses have a strong collaborative component. They benefit from the CIFRE agreement, the numerous Chairs established in IP Paris and the doctoral training networks and European partnerships.

Entrepreneurial support

From the admission and until graduation, PhD students are accompanied. IP Paris provides a personalized follow-up for each PhD student and offers a variety of professional openings, providing the best recruitment opportunities in line with the ambitions of each doctoral student.

The purpose of this support is threefold:

  • to improve the quality of training
  • to increase the employability of the doctoral student
  • to reinforce access to the world of entrepreneurship.

PhD programs at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris  

PhD in three years

IP Paris will offer 3-year PhD programs in a variety of disciplinary fields. The doctoral research conducted within IP Paris is based on 30 laboratories and takes place in a high-quality scientific environment. PhD students are offered the opportunity to conduct their PhD with companies with renowned R&D departments.    

PhD Track in five years

IP Paris offers a unique course for students with a bachelor’s degree: the PhD Track. This selective, personalised course allows master’s students to gradually develop their thesis topic. They are immersed in cutting-edge research laboratories, giving them skills to approach future scientific work.

Your arrival at l'Institut Polytechnique de Paris 

Download your welcome booklet

Download the doctoral charter 

Doctoral School of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (ED IP Paris)

Within 30 laboratories, ED IP Paris offers a rich PhD training ranging from basic to applied research.

Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics (EDMH)

The EDMH brings together all PhDs in fundamental and applied mathematics within the perimeter of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the University Paris-Saclay.

There are two ways to enrol for a doctorate at IP Paris:

  • Get into contact with a researcher/professor from one of the IP-Paris laboratories, develop in collaboration with him/her a PhD project and discuss funding possibilities. This is generally done in the middle of the M2 year, when choosing research internships. Once a few compulsory documents have been collected (thesis project, CV, M2 grades, letter of support from the thesis supervisor), one must obtain the agreements from the director of the laboratory and the director of the doctoral school. Then the application can be deposited on ADUM.
  • Consult the thesis proposals of IP Paris schools, some of which are open for applications:

Procedure of thesis defense

PhD thesis defense by videoconference

Order of 27 October 2020 relating to the use of video-conferencing for the presentation of work within the framework of an (HDR) and a thesis defense

In this context of new lockdown, the activity of the laboratories duly reorganized continues. In particular, the thesis defenses must continue. For the thesis defenses planned during this period, the dematerialized solution is preferred and the thesis defenses must preferably take place by videoconference (using Zoom or other tools, Zoom access may be requested to the Doctoral School).

Monitoring committee report for the Mid-Term review 

To request a derogation concerning the duration of the preparation of the thesis - request for extension of the thesis for a defense after December 31

Declaring a withdrawal from the preparation of a thesis

Request a transfer to another establishment 

Any academic year started is due (total registration fees, not pro rata) regardless of the thesis start date. The period of an academic year is from 01/09 to 31/08 of the following year and re-registrations must be made between 01/09 and 30/11 even if the thesis has started late. 4th year doctoral students who will defend their thesis before December 31st do not have to re-register, nor pay the CVEC contribution, nor pay the tuition fees.

 

Registration in the second and third year

The doctoral student will have to provide the progress report of the thesis accompanied by the opinion of the thesis director regarding the progress of the thesis, the "annual personal report of the doctoral student".

PhD Thesis Award 2020

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris will award annually three prizes to the students who have produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contributions in one of the following fields: Physics; Biology and Chemistry; Information, Communications, Electronics; Computer Science, Data, and Artificial Intelligence; Engineering, Mechanics, and Energetics; Economics, Management, and Social Sciences; and Mathematics.

Lauréats Prix de thèse 2022 de l'IP Paris
Ecole Doctorale IP Paris


Mr. BOUTILLON Arthur
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Biologie Chimie - Direction de thèse Mr. DAVID Nicolas  - Sujet de thèse  : Analyse des mécanismes de coordination des mouvements cellulaires dans le mésoderme axial lors de la gastrulation du poisson zèbre Danio rerio.

Mme DESSALLES Claire
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Ingénierie, mécanique et énergétique - Direction de thèse Mr. BARAKAT Abdul - Sujet de thèse : Forces dans un microvaisseau-sur-puce: développement du système, mécanique poroélastique et réponse cellulaire.

Mr DONG Bozhang
Télécom Paris - Domaine Information, communications, électronique - Direction de thèse Mr. GRILLOT Frédéric - Sujet de thèse : Lasers à îlots quantiques sur silicium : propriétés non-linéaires, dynamique et applications.

Mr. FALMAGNE Guillaume
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Physique - Direction de thèse Mr. GRANIER DE CASSAGNAC RaphaëlLe méson B_c^+ en  - Sujet de thèse : collisions d'ions lourds avec le détecteur CMS.

Mr. FEREY Antoine
Ecole Polytechnique - Domaine Economie, gestion, sciences sociales - Direction de thèse Mr. MICHAU Jean-Baptiste - Sujet de thèse : Essais sur le barème et la structure des systèmes socio-fiscaux.

Mme NADJAHI Kimia
Télécom Paris - Domaine Informatique, données, IA - Direction de thèse Mr. BADEAU Roland - Sujet de thèse : La distance de Sliced-Wasserstein pour l'Apprentissage Automatique à Grande Echelle : Théorie, Méthodologie et Extensions.

Ecole Doctorale EDMH

Mme DAUDEL Kamélia
Télécom Paris - Domaine Mathématiques appliquées - Direction de thèse Mr. ROUEFF François Sujet de thèse : Méthodes de Monte-Carlo  - Jadaptatives pour les modèles complexes.

Withdrawal of diplomas

During the doctoral graduation ceremony:
Please go to the graduation office present at the ceremony, with a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).

Come and collect your diploma from your institution’s education service:
Please go to doctoral school administration office during the opening hours, with a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.

Have it collected from the administration office by a third party:
Establish a power of attorney for this third party (see Annex 1).
Provide a copy of the PhD’s valid identity document and inform the third party that he/she will have to bring
his/her valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
Please send an email to the administration office and attach the requested documents to this e-mail.
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.

Receive your diploma in a French consulate or Embassy abroad:
The diploma will be sent via the diplomatic bag service to the French embassy concerned:
find the French consulate or embassy abroad closest to the place of your residence abroad.
Make a request to send the diploma abroad (see Annex 2),
You need to provide a document showing your residence abroad, and
Provide a copy of a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
Please send an email to the administration office and attach the requested documents to this e-mail.
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.

Presentation

Why pursue a PhD at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris?

As a postgraduate degree whose excellence is recognized worldwide, a PhD degree opens doors to highly skilled jobs in both the private and public sectors. Our doctoral programs are designed to develop outstanding researchers who have a deep understanding of the scientific and practical issues they study. In addition to the academic world, a PhD paves the way for major long-term careers that rely on the specific skills acquired during the doctoral training, which are widely recognized in the socio-economic world for highly qualified employment.

Research partnerships

Institut Polytechnique de Paris welcomes young researchers from diverse backgrounds to its laboratories to work on their thesis research. Whatever the chosen field of study, students will benefit from the partnerships IP Paris has with major national and international research institutes (CNRS, Inria, CEA, Weizmann Institute of Science…).

IP Paris also partners with high-tech companies and major multinational groups. The doctoral theses have a strong collaborative component. They benefit from the CIFRE agreement, the numerous Chairs established in IP Paris and the doctoral training networks and European partnerships.

Entrepreneurial support

From the admission and until graduation, PhD students are accompanied. IP Paris provides a personalized follow-up for each PhD student and offers a variety of professional openings, providing the best recruitment opportunities in line with the ambitions of each doctoral student.

The purpose of this support is threefold:

  • to improve the quality of training
  • to increase the employability of the doctoral student
  • to reinforce access to the world of entrepreneurship.

PhD programs at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris  

PhD in three years

IP Paris will offer 3-year PhD programs in a variety of disciplinary fields. The doctoral research conducted within IP Paris is based on 30 laboratories and takes place in a high-quality scientific environment. PhD students are offered the opportunity to conduct their PhD with companies with renowned R&D departments.    

PhD Track in five years

IP Paris offers a unique course for students with a bachelor’s degree: the PhD Track. This selective, personalised course allows master’s students to gradually develop their thesis topic. They are immersed in cutting-edge research laboratories, giving them skills to approach future scientific work.

Your arrival at l'Institut Polytechnique de Paris 

Download your welcome booklet

Download the doctoral charter 

Doctoral School of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (ED IP Paris)

Within 30 laboratories, ED IP Paris offers a rich PhD training ranging from basic to applied research.

Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics (EDMH)

The EDMH brings together all PhDs in fundamental and applied mathematics within the perimeter of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and the University Paris-Saclay.

There are two ways to enrol for a doctorate at IP Paris:

  • Get into contact with a researcher/professor from one of the IP-Paris laboratories, develop in collaboration with him/her a PhD project and discuss funding possibilities. This is generally done in the middle of the M2 year, when choosing research internships. Once a few compulsory documents have been collected (thesis project, CV, M2 grades, letter of support from the thesis supervisor), one must obtain the agreements from the director of the laboratory and the director of the doctoral school. Then the application can be deposited on ADUM.
  • Consult the thesis proposals of IP Paris schools, some of which are open for applications:

Procedure of thesis defense

PhD thesis defense by videoconference

Order of 27 October 2020 relating to the use of video-conferencing for the presentation of work within the framework of an (HDR) and a thesis defense

In this context of new lockdown, the activity of the laboratories duly reorganized continues. In particular, the thesis defenses must continue. For the thesis defenses planned during this period, the dematerialized solution is preferred and the thesis defenses must preferably take place by videoconference (using Zoom or other tools, Zoom access may be requested to the Doctoral School).

Monitoring committee report for the Mid-Term review 

To request a derogation concerning the duration of the preparation of the thesis - request for extension of the thesis for a defense after December 31

Declaring a withdrawal from the preparation of a thesis

Request a transfer to another establishment 

Any academic year started is due (total registration fees, not pro rata) regardless of the thesis start date. The period of an academic year is from 01/09 to 31/08 of the following year and re-registrations must be made between 01/09 and 30/11 even if the thesis has started late. 4th year doctoral students who will defend their thesis before December 31st do not have to re-register, nor pay the CVEC contribution, nor pay the tuition fees.

 

Registration in the second and third year

The doctoral student will have to provide the progress report of the thesis accompanied by the opinion of the thesis director regarding the progress of the thesis, the "annual personal report of the doctoral student".

PhD Thesis Award 2020

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris will award annually three prizes to the students who have produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contributions in one of the following fields: Physics; Biology and Chemistry; Information, Communications, Electronics; Computer Science, Data, and Artificial Intelligence; Engineering, Mechanics, and Energetics; Economics, Management, and Social Sciences; and Mathematics.

Lauréats Prix de thèse 2022 de l'IP Paris
Ecole Doctorale IP Paris


Mr. BOUTILLON Arthur
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Biologie Chimie - Direction de thèse Mr. DAVID Nicolas  - Sujet de thèse  : Analyse des mécanismes de coordination des mouvements cellulaires dans le mésoderme axial lors de la gastrulation du poisson zèbre Danio rerio.

Mme DESSALLES Claire
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Ingénierie, mécanique et énergétique - Direction de thèse Mr. BARAKAT Abdul - Sujet de thèse : Forces dans un microvaisseau-sur-puce: développement du système, mécanique poroélastique et réponse cellulaire.

Mr DONG Bozhang
Télécom Paris - Domaine Information, communications, électronique - Direction de thèse Mr. GRILLOT Frédéric - Sujet de thèse : Lasers à îlots quantiques sur silicium : propriétés non-linéaires, dynamique et applications.

Mr. FALMAGNE Guillaume
Ecole polytechnique - Domaine Physique - Direction de thèse Mr. GRANIER DE CASSAGNAC RaphaëlLe méson B_c^+ en  - Sujet de thèse : collisions d'ions lourds avec le détecteur CMS.

Mr. FEREY Antoine
Ecole Polytechnique - Domaine Economie, gestion, sciences sociales - Direction de thèse Mr. MICHAU Jean-Baptiste - Sujet de thèse : Essais sur le barème et la structure des systèmes socio-fiscaux.

Mme NADJAHI Kimia
Télécom Paris - Domaine Informatique, données, IA - Direction de thèse Mr. BADEAU Roland - Sujet de thèse : La distance de Sliced-Wasserstein pour l'Apprentissage Automatique à Grande Echelle : Théorie, Méthodologie et Extensions.

Ecole Doctorale EDMH

Mme DAUDEL Kamélia
Télécom Paris - Domaine Mathématiques appliquées - Direction de thèse Mr. ROUEFF François Sujet de thèse : Méthodes de Monte-Carlo  - Jadaptatives pour les modèles complexes.

Withdrawal of diplomas

During the doctoral graduation ceremony:
Please go to the graduation office present at the ceremony, with a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).

Come and collect your diploma from your institution’s education service:
Please go to doctoral school administration office during the opening hours, with a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.

Have it collected from the administration office by a third party:
Establish a power of attorney for this third party (see Annex 1).
Provide a copy of the PhD’s valid identity document and inform the third party that he/she will have to bring
his/her valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
Please send an email to the administration office and attach the requested documents to this e-mail.
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.

Receive your diploma in a French consulate or Embassy abroad:
The diploma will be sent via the diplomatic bag service to the French embassy concerned:
find the French consulate or embassy abroad closest to the place of your residence abroad.
Make a request to send the diploma abroad (see Annex 2),
You need to provide a document showing your residence abroad, and
Provide a copy of a valid identity document (French national identity card, passport, driving license).
Please send an email to the administration office and attach the requested documents to this e-mail.
The administration office will get in touch with you when the diploma is ready.