PhD Track

Mathematics – Jacques Hadamard


The PhD Track “Jacques Hadamard” aims at bringing excellent Bachelor students in Mathematics to the realization of a PhD, with the first two years (corresponding to M1 and M2 years) devoted to courses, internships and other activities, and three years devoted to PhD in an IP Paris Lab. It will be possible to enter the program in the second year for students with a M1 level.

The first year of the PhD Track is based on the M1, Parcours Jacques Hadamard at Ecole polytechnique, itself mainly based on the courses of the third year of studies of the Engineering Students at Ecole polytechnique, for students choosing Fundamental or Applied Mathematics.

The second year of the PhD Track is mostly based on the master “Mathematics and Applications” that is proposed by IP Paris and Partner Institutions (with a large choice of Mathematical Specializations, like for example Algebra, Analysis and Geometry – Analysis, Modeling and Simulation – Mathematics, Vision and Machine Learning – Mathematics of randomness, etc.).

Language of instruction: French. A number of courses can be taught in English.
ECTS: 120= 2 x 60 ECTS for the first two years.
Oriented: Research
Duration: 5 years
Courses Location: Ecole polytechnique, ENSAE Paris, ENSTA Paris, Télécom Paris, Télécom SudParis, and partner Institutions like Paris-Saclay University or ENS Paris-Saclay.

Educational Objectives

The aim of the first two years of the PhD Track in Mathematics ‘“Jacques Hadamard” is to offer the students a wide choice of courses in all fields of Fundamental and Applied Mathematics, coupled with one Research Internship for each year. It will be possible to combine these disciplinary courses with relevant courses for non experts in other disciplines (like in Physics, Computer Science or Biology for example).

Program Structure

The exact content of the first two years will be designed individually for each student of the program, with the help and assistance of a personal Advisor. Such flexibility will allow students to finely tune the PhD Track to their project. For instance, students may follow some M2 level courses during the first year, if this is relevant for their project, or follow courses in other Departments of IP Paris or Partner Institutions. Other Educational Units will also be proposed, such as Humanities or Research Seminars.

Involved Laboratories

Career Prospects

The PhD Track in Mathematic will lead to very high level careers in Public or Private Research Labs.


Application guidelines for a PhD Track at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

Licence/BSc (or equivalent diploma) in mathematics, mathematical sciences or related field 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
French or English (several courses)

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.


Yvan Martel

François Alouges