All the forms need to be signed by the doctoral program director through the EDEE office.
Credit requirement : 12
|+ 1 week max.||Enrolment of the doctoral candidate:
Contact the doctoral program in order to receive the enrolment form which is completed and duly signed by
Please note that a co-direction must be applied for separately
|Within 1 month||The doctoral candidate receives by email a confirmation of his/her enrolment directly from the SAC (EPFL students’ office).
He/she is asked to submit original copies of his/her university transcripts and degrees (Bachelor + Master)
|+ 10 months max||
The candidacy exam jury proposal must arrive at the EDEE office 8 weeks before the candidacy exam. A minimum of 4 credits must have been acquired.
To download the candidacy jury proposal form, please login on IS-Academia. Go to the new « Thesis » tab and insert the required information. Organise the candidacy exam.
The cover page of the research plan is also available from IS-Academia.
|No less than 10 business days prior to the date of the candidacy exam||The candidate submits the final version of his/her research plan directly to the candidacy exam jury members and to the EDEE office.|
|+ 12 months max (1st attempt)
+ 15 months max (2nd attempt)
There is no possibility to extend these deadlines
|Each year March/April||Annual Report: online system
|+ 4 years max.
(3 years max. from admission date)
|Oral thesis defense (closed committee).
A minimum of 2 years after the enrolment is required for the presentation of a thesis work.
If a doctoral student cannot end his/her thesis work within 4 years after his/her enrolment, the thesis director can make a request for extension.
|– 8 weeks min. before oral exam||The thesis jury proposal must arrive at the SAC with confirmation of 8 other credits acquired 7 weeks before the oral examination along with the statement of results printed from ISA-Academia and signed by the thesis director. Both of these documents are handed in at the EDEE office 8 weeks before the oral examination.
To download this jury proposition form please log in on IS-Academia.
|+ 4 weeks min. (max. 6 months) after the oral exam||Public presentation if the oral exam is passed with success.|
|+ 1 month max. after the oral exam||Thesis in final form is handed in at the SAC if the oral exam is passed and thesis accepted “sans reserve”.|