Doing a PhD as part of the Graduate Programme

The SCP graduate programme mainly falls under the Science of Matter, Radiation and the Environment (SMRE) doctoral school.

If you are a master’s student

If you wish to join the graduate programme at PhD level or would like to pursue a thesis, consult the available thesis topics published by the doctoral school and contact the thesis supervisor beforehand.

If you are a doctoral student

As a doctoral student at the SMRE doctoral school, if your thesis topic has been awarded a label by the graduate programme:

  • you can access the master’s classes taught as part of the graduate programme 
  • you’re invited to events organised as part of the graduate programme, like the summer and autumn schools
  • you can contribute to the organization of graduate programme events, such as the after-work seminars or end-of-year conference
  • you can secure a supplement to the Science for a Changing Planet diploma indicating the 3 core competencies acquired: interdisciplinary skills, international experience and the capacity to work in public sector research or R&D in the private sector
  • you can benefit from an outward mobility grant for a mobility project. More information can be found in the section entitled “Calls for applications – grants”.
  • you will have the opportunity to share knowledge with other students as a lecturer or tutor and thereby develop your teaching skills.

Criteria for awarding the diploma supplement at the end of the PhD