Internal PhD application for current students
Regular internal applications
PhD candidates who are currently completing one of the Institute’s disciplinary Master programmes and who, in their third or fourth semester, apply to a PhD in the same discipline, are considered internal candidates. They are exempt from payment of the application fee.
Alumni who graduated during the 12 months preceding the start of the PhD programme, and who apply to a PhD in the same discipline as the one in which they completed their Master programme, are also considered internal candidates, exempt from the application fee.
PhD candidates who are currently completing one of the Institute’s interdisciplinary programmes are considered external candidates. They need to submit a complete application file and must pay the application fee. See instructions and deadlines.
Regular internal applications: admission schedule for the 2018-19 academic year
- Opening of the online application form: 15 September 2017
|Application deadline||Decision notification|
|Early decision||15 November 2017||Mid-January 2018|
|Regular application||15 January 2018||Mid-March 2018|
|Late application||1st March 2018||Early April 2018|
To be considered complete, the application file should contain:
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume
- A thesis proposal (more information here)
The application form must be completed and submitted online. All the required supporting documents must be uploaded before the application deadline.
Regular internal candidates must obtain a minimum grade of 5 on their Master dissertation.
Late applicants (1st March) cannot be considered for financial aid.
"Fast Track" internal applications
The “Fast Track” application is open to our current Master students. Successful candidates can complete both the Master and PhD degrees in just five years of study, one year less than the regular Master + PhD study programme.
Students currently completing one of the Institute’s disciplinary Master programmes are eligible to apply to the PhD "Fast Track" in the same discipline or specialisation. They can do so in the third semester of their Master degree, before 15 November. "Fast Track" candidates must obtain all the required credits before the end of their third semester. If admitted, they begin the PhD programme in the following semester (fourth, or spring, semester of their Master degree), which then becomes the first semester of their doctoral programme.