Doctoral programs

Doctoral training at ISAE-SUPAERO: scientific excellence focused on aeronautics and space issues.

Open PhD positions available, see here

For a detailed description about how PhD program works, take a look at this document


A world leader in aerospace engineering higher education, with its engineers and master of sciences programs, ISAE-SUPAERO offers a rich and diverse PhD program, leading to the PhD degree, the highest diploma delivered by the institute, recognized internationally.

A member of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Federal University, ISAE-SUPAERO is accredited by 5 doctoral schools and is the leading institution of the Aeronautics-Astronautics (AA) doctoral school. Research activities are conducted in six common research groups with ONERA (the French aerospace lab) and the Clément Ader Institute, covering a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines related to aeronautics and space: aerodynamics and propulsion, materials and structures, embedded systems, communication networks, automatic control, human factors, electronics, signal processing.

The PhD program @ISAE-SUPAERO benefits from various funding sources and is strongly in touch with the aerospace industry. It constitutes a training of excellence in and through research and an exciting professional experience in an environment of strong scientific innovation. The PhD program, when successful, allows one to be awarded by ISAE-SUPAERO the national doctoral diploma which confers the rank and title of doctor.

Doctoral program organization

A detailed description of ISAE-SUPAERO PhD program can be found in this note. The doctoral program entails 3 years training in and through research and constitutes a first professional experience in research. It is organized within the framework of doctoral schools and includes personal research work conducted within a research group, under the supervision of a thesis advisor. It leads to the PhD degree of University of Toulouse delivered by ISAE-SUPAERO.

PhD environment at ISAE-SUPAERO
228 doctoral students
27% of the doctoral students are international.
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