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. The regulations regarding the candidacy exam can be found on the EDMA webpage.
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