EDME Candidacy Exam

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.

You will find all the necessary information in the EDME rules at http://phd.epfl.ch/Regulations.

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

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

After the exam, please send 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.

For a prolongation please fill up the form http://phd.epfl.ch/Forms and hand it in to the EDME office with the due signatures.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the EDME office.