Locations: Portugal, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia
Duration: minimum of 2 years
Earliest start date: All-year-round
Application deadline: All-year-round
All Languages: English
Study Type: Campus, International
Tuition Fees*: free
What is this program about?
The EIT Manufacturing (EITM) Doctoral School program is an industrial doctorate, which combines the Ph.D. studies at university with 30 ECTS of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International academic and cross-organizational mobility, and a final thesis based on a real industrial research challenge. It offers a doctoral program in research areas in line with the EIT Manufacturing themes and flagships:
People and Robots for Sustainable Work
Additive Manufacture for Full Flexibility
Zero-Defect Manufacture for a Circular Economy
Platforms for digitalized value networks
The EITM Doctoral School Program offers a wide range of activities, such as summer and winter schools, seminars, hackathons, and other innovative pedagogical approaches. Company visits and professional networking opportunities are also included in the EITM Doctoral School portfolio. International academic and industrial exchanges and a final industrial-based thesis complete the Program.
The students can personalize the study plan choosing among the annual offering of the EITM Doctoral School, in order to complete 45 mandatory ECTS.
What partner Universities are involved?
Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology (Arts et Métiers)
Czech Technical University of Prague (CTUP)
Grenoble Institute of Technology and Management (G INP)
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA)
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
University of Tartu – Institute of Technology (TARTU)
What are the obtained diplomas?
At the end of their studies the students get:
1 Ph.D. Degree (issued by the university)
An EIT Label Certificate, that awards the quality of their high post-graduate education
What is EIT Label?
The EIT Label is a quality award, provided by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational program. It certifies the program implements the Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement system of the EIT (EIT QALE), ensuring the students achieve the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs) and go through robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning‐by‐doing’ curriculum, international mobility and outreach.
Who can apply?
The specific admission requirements for the Doctoral School program are that students have a strong motivation to add entrepreneurial, innovation, and business skills to their studies and they have an M.Sc. degree in, but not limited to:
How can you apply?
The positions require the student to first enroll in a doctorate position at one of the EITM Doctoral School partner universities. The doctoral research must be related to one topic in the field of the themes of EIT Manufacturing and linked to an industrial challenge.
The applications are open all year round.
Non-EU citizens are fully responsible to get their visa for each Country they will study/work in time for the starting of either the Ph.D. position or the internship/secondment.
Tuition fees and scholarships
The EITM Doctoral School is free of charge for the mandatory 45 ECTS. The students are allowed to attend elective courses under the payment of a discounted fee, defined per each training at the beginning of the year.
Scholarships are available for excellent students, women, RIS Countries citizens, and so on.
The EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School will prepare you for high-level technical positions, Innovation roles, and business profiles, including the capability to create your own start-up exploiting your research results in the market. It will allow you to create a professional network at the national and international level through several initiatives and the EIT alumni communities.