Applications for the academic year 2021 will open in autumn 2020.

Each application is put through a highly selective process; it is read with the care, deliberation, and seriousness it deserves by the professors in the field of specialisation. Final decisions are made by the Doctoral Programme Board, so whilst you could identify potential supervisors researching in your field of interest, it is not necessary to contact them to agree on supervision prior to application. 

Our application form has been designed to enable you to communicate your academic accomplishments and ambitions. We recommend that you begin the application process early as preparing an application for a Doctoral Programme is a long process and may take time, not only to complete the online application and write your research proposal but also to choose your referees. Preparing the English test may also take time. 

Applications are paperless only: all applicants must use the online application.

All of the questions are given in English: please answer all questions in English.

More information about:

The application must include:
  • Application requirements HERE
  • Frequently asked questions HERE
  • How to apply HERE
  • Scholarships HERE
  • Online submission of application
  • Supporting documents
  • EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview


We understand and appreciate the time and energy involved in completing our application.

Should you have questions regarding your application, please contact the admission team Monday through Friday at (in the subject line note TSM DP application question) or by phone at +33 561 633 881 between the hours of 2-4 pm (French time).