No. You should apply first for admission to the Doctoral Programme. Each application will be carefully studied by the professors in the field of specialization. Final decisions are made by the Doctoral Programme Board, so though you could identify potential supervisors doing research in your field of interest, it is not necessary to contact them to agree on supervision prior to application. Identifying the best supervisor is an essential and important milestone for your future PhD thesis: you will do it, with the Doctoral Programme support, during the first 6 months of the MSc degree.
I have a Master’s/MBA/DESS/DEA/Maitrise/Other degree. Can I apply for a doctorate?
A Bachelor’s degree (in the US), the completion of the first year of a Master (in Europe) or an equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study (equivalent 240 ECTS) in an accredited college or university, is required for admission to the doctoral programme (Year 1, Master of Science). A completed Master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a Master’s degree in such fields as management, finance, economics, engineering, psychology, statistics or other related fields. Superior academic performance is expected.
I already have a Master's. Can I complete the MSc courses and the MPhil courses at the same time?
No, students must sequentially complete the courses in the Master of Science and the MPhil. The programmes are concurrently scheduled, which makes it impossible to complete both programmes during the same academic year.
I have been working for a long time. Can I do the doctorate at an accelerated pace, since I have a lot of experience?
Generally, all interested applicants apply to follow the overall course of the programme (i.e. first year of MSc coursework followed by the internal application to enter into the MPhil course of study and research). Candidates interested in obtaining a PhD through professional experience are encouraged to research the VAE process and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I fund myself?
Tuition fees waivers start in year 1 of the doctoral programme.
Scholarships and other PhD fundings start in year 2 of the doctoral programme. Self-funded students are generally not accepted. You can find more information HERE.
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I AM CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A DOCTORAL PROGRAMME OUTSIDE OF FRANCE. HOW CAN I RECEIVE A LETTER OF INVITATION TO DO A RESEARCH VISIT AT YOUR UNIVERSITY?
You need to send your resume, a cover letter, your most recent transcripts (Master level), a reference letter by your PhD supervisor, and a research paper or a sample of your PhD thesis to email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject line that you are requesting to conduct a research visit at TSM Doctoral Programme and which of the five TSM Doctoral Programme tracks your research aligns with (Marketing, Accounting, Strategy, Finance, or HRM & OB).
Your information will then be reviewed by the Track Coordinator of the track identified. The Doctoral Programme Board will make a decision based on the evaluation of your application, in accordance with three criteria: the quality of your application, the approval of a research group that would host you, and the available space in the PhD offices.
How can I do a PhD in cotutelle?
A cotutelle, or double degree for the PhD with a foreign university, must be initiated by a TSM Doctoral Programme faculty member (we do not accept requests coming directly from foreign doctoral students). The future supervisors must have pre-existing research ties, such as being co-authors on a paper or collaborating on a research project. Please discuss this project with your supervisor.