Ph.D. On Campus


Polytechnic University of Catalonia

36 months
667 EUR/year
667 EUR/year
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Photonics from Polytechnic University of Catalonia introduces you to the science that studies light and its creation, propagation, manipulation and interaction with matter.


At Photonics from Polytechnic University of Catalonia theses revolve around four lines of research that make up the doctoral programme in Photonics: biomedical photonics, quantum optics, nonlinear optics and nano-photonics. These four lines of research prioritise photonic applications in healthcare, renewable energies and information technologies and they are carried out in long-term programmes and medium-term projects in a range of fields, including quantum information technologies, advanced screens, nano-photonic devices, graphene photonics, remote sensors, solar cells, optoelectronics, integrated optics, ultra-fast optics, super-resolution imaging techniques and therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical technologies, among others.

Studnets at Photonics from Polytechnic University of Catalonia will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research:

  • A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
  • An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation. 
  • An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  • A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
  • An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
  • An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sciences of Light
  • Photonics
  • Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics Group

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in Catalan


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees
  • Entrance qualification.
  • Academic transcript of your previous studies.
  • If your entrance qualification was issued by a foreign institution, a letter from your home university stating that your qualification qualifies you for admission to doctoral studies in that country.
  • Proof of any grants or financial aid obtained.
  • An advanced level of English: English level certificates will be considered, along with proof, in the applicant’s CV, of stays abroad and the level of conversation demonstrated in a personal interview 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2001 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Estimated fee

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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