EDCE Deadlines and Answers
January 15 Answer in March
April 30 Answer in June
September 15 Answer in November
Yes. It may be useful though to mention in your application the potential thesis director conducting research relevant to your interests. The webpage of the doctoral program provides a list of laboratories for each of the four main streams of research supported by the program.
Yes. It is necessary to be admitted to the doctoral program in order to be hired as a PhD student. Keep in mind that your application may be rejected, which will not allow you to be hired as a PhD student.
They are not obligatory, but you must be aware that all courses are held in English and that a good level of English is required for your thesis work.
Once you have received an e-mail mentioning that you are eligible, you have 12 months from the date of your application deadline to find a thesis director and a research assistantship in a laboratory. Your admission becomes definitive once you have found the thesis director as well as a research assistantship position.