Candidates first must apply to one of these partner universities:
- Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology (Arts et Métiers)
- Czech Technical University of Prague (CTUP)
- Grenoble Institute of Technology and Management (G INP)
- Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA)
- Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
- University of Tartu – Institute of technology (TARTU)
The partner universities will evaluate the applicants according to their internal PhD requirements. Successful candidates can then apply to the open Industrial Doctorate positions of the EITM Doctoral School, where they will be selected with a competitive grading system.
The applicants need to apply in the EITM Doctoral School Applications Portal providing:
- Documentation certifying doctoral candidate enrolment:
- PhD position contract with the partner university in its original language AND translated into English, *including the institution name, the title of the PhD position and the duration of the contract.* (If your university does not provide this service, the translation has to be done by an authorised translator and his/her credentials, signature and stamps must be visible in the translated document).
- If the student is still involved in an on-going enrolment process, a statement in English certifying that he/she has been granted the PhD position, including the name of the institution, the title of the PhD position and the duration of the contract. The statement must be written by the PhD administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that the student has passed the selection and is in the process of being enrolled in that specific PhD position; it should also give the expected enrolment date.
- Description of the thesis subject, no more than two pages long (font: Calibri, minimum font size: 11pt.), including:
- Short description of the PhD thesis subject.
- The relevance for the manufacturing sector.
- The innovation potential of the subject and expected research results.
- The entrepreneurship potential of the expected research results.
- A statement on whether the thesis is coupled with an industrial/research (not academic) organisation, and if yes, the name and short description of the organisation and contacts of the industrial supervisor (name and e-mail).
- A letter of support from the PhD supervisor, giving the authorisation for the PhD student to participate in all required activities, including international placements, training courses, annual conferences, etc., in accordance with the requirements of EIT Manufacturing.
- Proof of English proficiency. Please refer to section: “What are the language requirements of the EITM Doctoral School?” for more information.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details on your academic and professional career.
- A letter of motivation proving the innovative potential of the student and research topic. The motivation letter must point out:
- Specific contributions within the field of manufacturing.
- Interest and experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, highlighting the main aspects and impact of the future business idea of the student.
- Activities from which the candidate would like to benefit within the Doctoral School.
The letter can be addressed to the “Selection committee”. The structure of the letter is up to you, but it should not be longer than two pages.
- A colour copy of proof of identity, either a student National ID (only for EU/EFTA students) or passport.
IMPORTANT: applicants need to submit a complete application package consisting of the above documents, in PDF and portrait format.
It is every prospective student´s responsibility to make sure their application is correct and complete.
Applications are accepted all year round, but selections are only made twice a year (first quarter and third quarter of each year). You can apply here to be considered for the next selection window.