PhD Track 

Computer Science


The PhD Track in Computer Science is for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics. It offers a combination of courses, personal projects, and research work — leading to a doctorate after 5 years. Students can specialize in all areas of computer science (as given by the master’s programs): Cybersecurity, Cyber-physical Systems, Distributed and Parallel Systems, Networks, Operational Research, Artificial Intelligence and Data, Computer Science human-machine interfaces, Foundations of Computer Science, or High Performance Data Analytics.

The PhD track in Computer Science involves all IP Paris research laboratories: the LTCI of Telecom Paris, LIX and CMAP of Polytechnique, U2IS and UMA of ENSTA, and SAMOVAR of Telecom SudParis. It also involves all associated research institutes, such as INRIA Saclay, CEA and CNRS, and the industrial laboratories in the immediate vicinity (EDF, Thalès, Nokia). It brings together numerous research teams in computer science, each of which is internationally renowned in its field. These teams have very close links with the industrial and institutional players in this discipline in France, in Europe, and in the world (United States, China, Brazil, etc.).

IP Paris Labs Involved

Institutional Partners

  • INRIA Saclay
  • CEA
  • CNRS
  • Industrial laboratories in the immediate vicinity (EDF, Thalès, Nokia)


Application guidelines for a PhD Track at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

Licence/BSc (or equivalent diploma) with highest honors.

Students may also have the possibility to start the PhD Program in the second year of the MSc (4-year PhD program).

Language prerequisites


Application timeline

The deadline for PhD Track application is February 28, 2020 – Extended to March 22, 2020
Eligible applicants on the basis of the provided documentation will be contacted for an interview from the 15th of March onwards.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.
You can check your application status by logging in your candidate space.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for year 1 and 2 (MSc): for PhD track students IP Paris has decided to subsidize the tuition fees for Years 1 and 2 bringing them down from 6250 Euros (non EU students) / 4250 Euros (EU students) to the level of the official tuition fees of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and innovation for EU students (243 Euros in 2019-2020) 
Annual tuition fees for year 3 to 5 (PhD): Official tuition fees of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and innovation ( EU and non EU students pay the EU fees ; 380 euros in 2019-2020)
An annual scholarship may be granted to the best applicants for the first 2 years (MSc). Modalities will be communicated by February 15th 2020.
Successful applicants will obtain a three-year PhD scholarship for year 3 to 5.


Fabian Suchanek