Matter and Light in Extreme Conditions (PhD)

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PhD

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EUR 391 per year

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full-time

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About Matter and Light in Extreme Conditions at École Polytechnique

Preparing a PhD at Ecole Polytechnique means working at the heart of a competitive cross- disciplinary research center that clusters 22 Laboratories, out of what 21 are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) bringing together 1650 research staff covering 8 areas of research meeting the challenges of society and technology through mutlidisciplinary projects.

Since 2015, research courses at École Polytechnique have been restructured in view of University Paris-Saclay creation. Preparing a PhD at École polytechnique now leads to the PhD degree of University Paris-Saclay.

Every PhD Student at Ecole Polytechnique has a funding covering his/her salary for the entire duration of his/her PhD.

More than 25% of the PhD students at École Polytechnique are doing their PhD in partnership with a company either under the industry research partnership scheme (so called CIFRE) or thanks to a scientific collaboration between their laboratory and a Company, from start-up and small businesses to big size companies.

More than 40% of our PhD Students are international Students coming from more than 45 different countries and 25% are women. Finally, 60% of our PhD Students had a connection with École Polytechnique before starting their PhD either as a student in the Ingenieur or Master degrees or through a research internship in one of our laboratory. 3 years after obtaining their degree, 99% of our Doctors are under employment.

At École Polytechnique, the Graduate School gives assistance to the PhD Students with every aspects of their training and life on campus, from information prior to formal application to graduation and takes care of the training quality control.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual registration fees: 391€ (rate applicable in 2016-17).

Registration is subjected to the existence of a funding for the entire duration of the PhD ensuring a minimum monthly gross salary of 1,758€ (rate applicable in 2016-17)

École Polytechnique has a PhD program with 40 three-years PhD funding alloted through the Doctoral Schools annual competition. Details for application are given by each Doctoral Schools on their website. Outstanding PhD Laureate may be granted a monthly bonus bringing their minimum monthly gross salary at 2214 €.

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