CANDIDACY EXAM AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR
Before the end of the first year, the PhD student must pass a candidacy examination in order to gain definite admission to the Mathematics PhD program. This examination consists of the presentation of a thesis proposal in front of a jury composed of at least three persons: the president (a member of the EDMA committee), the thesis advisor and another EPFL collaborator authorized to fulfill the function of a thesis director. The PhD advisor will be responsible for coordinating an appropriate date with the candidate and the jury members.
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