All the forms need to be signed by the doctoral program director through the EDMI office.
Credit requirement : 12
|-1 / +1 week max.||Enrolment of the doctoral candidate:
Contact with 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)
|+ 11 months max||The candidacy exam jury proposal must arrive at the EDMI office 1 month before the candidacy exam. A minimum of 4 credits must have been acquired.
To download the candidacy jury proposal form, please log in 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 EDMI office.|
|+ 12 months max (1st attempt)
+ 15 months max (2nd attempt)
There is no possibility to extend these deadlines
|Each year in March||Annual Report: requested by EDMI Office per email sent in December
|+ 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 make a request for extension.
|– 8 weeks min. before oral exam||The thesis oral exam jury proposal must arrive at the SAC at the latest 7 weeks before the oral examination along with the statement of results (which shows the requested 12 credits) printed from IS-Academia and signed by the thesis director(s). These documents are handed in at the EDMI office 8 weeks before the oral examination.
To download this jury proposition form please login on IS-Academia.
|+ 4 weeks min. (max. 6 months) after the oral exam||If the oral exam is passed with success, the Public Defense is organised by the PhD student and Thesis Director. The presentation should last approx. 45 minutes followed by a discussion. The presence of the Jury members is not required.|
|+ 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”.|