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FdV Training Program

The Frontières du Vivant (FdV) Doctoral School is a vibrant community of talented students from around the world. The unique program leverages modern educational pedagogy and cutting-edge technology to help young researchers develop into well-rounded members of the scientific community.

In total, FdV students must complete 300 hours of training during the three years of the PhD studies. Half of the training hours must be completed through FdV approved activities, which include the FdV courses listed here. Other FdV activities include participation in scientific clubs, the Open Lab, Game Lab, Les Savanturiers, teaching and more.

View the full FdV course listing

The timeline of required courses is shown below:

Year 1:

Year 2:

Year 3:

In keeping with the spirit of the FdV program, the required courses are designed to develop the transversal skills necessary for the research world. While we strongly recommend that all students take theses FdV courses, we understand that in some cases students have already completed similar trainings or have found alternative means to develop the particular skills. In this case, students should contact the FdV staff customize their curriculum plan.

About the FdV Program

The Frontières du Vivant (FdV) Doctoral School is a vibrant community of talented students from around the world. The unique program leverages modern educational pedagogy and cutting-edge technology to help young researchers develop into well-rounded members of the scientific community.Learn more about the FdV program

FdV Guidelines

The FdV Guidelines detail the key values of the program and set the tone for the academic year. The guidelines help to establish a “flexible frame” of PhD training. That being said, anything can be possible at the FdV Doctoral School provided you come talk to the staff ahead of time. The frame is flexible! We encourage creativity and initiative from the students to make their PhD experience as fulfilling as possible. Read the FdV Guidelines