The PhD programs of Institut Polytechnique de Paris adopt a multidisciplinary vision supported by two doctoral schools. IP Paris offers a PhD training program open to the best national and international students that can work in cutting-edge research topics.


Ambitious doctoral schools


The Graduate Program of IP Paris is composed of two doctoral schools: ED IP Paris, a multidiscplinary doctoral school, co-accredited with HEC and the Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics (EDMH), Université Paris-Saclay, and Université PSL.


Why pursue a PhD at IP Paris?


As a worldwide recognized postgraduate degree of excellence, 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.



PhD Programs


PhD in 3 years

IP Paris will offer 3-years 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 renowned R&D department companies.

PhD Track in 5 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 subject. They are immersed in cutting-edge research laboratories, giving them skills to approach future scientific work.


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 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 the opening towards the world of entrepreneurship.

Discover current Thesis topics of IP Paris PhD students


École Polytechnique
ENSTA Paris
ENSAE Paris
Télécom Paris
Télécom SudParis

Thesis topics for IP Paris schools in co-accréditation with HEC Paris
HEC Paris