A bachelor’s degree (in the US), a first year of a master (in Europe) or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission.
A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected.
We cannot provide you with a preliminary opinion of your application because admission decisions are made by the Doctoral School Council. All applications are reviewed together after the January 4th deadline.
No, the doctorate is not offered online or through distance learning. While a full time presence in Toulouse is not necessary, PhD students must be able to come to Toulouse to take classes and participate in Doctoral School events.
While most doctoral students need a little over four years to finish their thesis, there is no impediment for doctoral students who are ready to defend their thesis in less time. Note that a Ph.D. is awarded for original research, and past publications or projects generally cannot be used alone to complete the doctorate.
Applicants must have a stable financial situation in order to focus on their Ph.D. Examples of acceptable forms of financial support include part-time or full-time employment, scholarships, CIFRE contracts, or University doctoral contracts. You should earn/receive approximately 1,000€ per month. Applicants planning to live off of savings are generally not accepted.