During each of the second, third and fourth years of enrolment and the first time one year after the candidacy exam, the PhD student must submit an annual report on the progress of his/her work to the thesis director, for approval and signature. The report is to send to EDMX Secretariat which will transmit it to the EDMX program director for approval (art. 10 al. 3 and al. 4 of the Ordinance on the Doctorate).
In a second step, within two months after depositing the annual report, the PhD student have to make an oral presentation of the progress of his/her work in front of a committee composed of the members of the candidacy exam, in order to discuss the scientific and organizational aspects of the thesis.