Candidacy Exam

We recommend that you first read the EDME Regulations attentively.

Within one year after your enrolment as a doctoral student at the EPFL, you are required to pass the candidacy exam for your “definitive admission” to the doctorate.

Please complete the candidacy exam proposal directly on your IS-Academia account at the latest 10 days prior to the exam.

IS-Academia Guidelines

Don’t forget to send one copy of your research plan to each member of the jury 7 days before the exam.

After the exam, please mail the final version of your research plan in PDF to [email protected] and hand in the signed cover page to the EDME office.

Important: Please make sure that all the jury members are available on the chosen date, before you fix the date for the exam!

The candidacy exam will be held at least nine months and withing twelve months of the enrolment. In the unlikely situation that you fail the candidacy exam, you will have one opportunity to retake it within 15 months after your registration date.

If you need a prolongation for some reason, or if you have any other questions, please contact the program’s administrative assistant, Martina Keddouh.