Requirements

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. 

European students with a Master’s in Research are also welcome to apply. Successful applicants would gain exemption from certain lectures and depending on their background, would follow a sequence of lectures covering approximately one year instead of two.

Each application will be carefully studied by the professors in the field of specialization, and by the Doctoral Programme Council composed of professors from all fields.
The academic year starts early September.

Application checklist

 

Resume and essay

The Doctoral Programme is interested in your motivations for pursuing doctoral studies in Toulouse as well as your ambitions and more importantly your research interests. What topic, question, or field would you like to research for your master’s thesis? Please describe them in a reflexion note in English: Maximum of 6 pages single spaced font size 12.

Transcript

A bachelor’s degree in the US, 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. 

You have to submit a copy of your transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses.

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

Applicants with foreign qualifications in language other than English or French must also include a professional translation of degrees and transcripts into English or French.

English test

Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. All students whose native language is not English must take one of the following English tests: TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC (Speaking and Writing), unless you received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction for at least two academic years within the last five years.

Submitted scores must not be older than two years, and must be from a test taken between December 1, 2016 and December 1, 2018 for Fall 2019 enrollment.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to choose the TOEFL internet-based test when possible.

The committee prefers scores of at least 85 on the TOEFL internet-based test, equivalent B2 level.

Reference letters

NOTE: if you are student at Toulouse School of Management, Toulouse School of Economics or Toulouse Business School you do NOT have to provide these letters.

The Doctoral Programme requires two references (at least one from an academic source) who will be contacted for a recommendation. To prepare your application, you should contact professors who are in the department in which you did the major part of your study and who are well acquainted with your work to ask if they will accept to be a reference for you.

If you have had a year or more of full-time experience in research since graduation, one of the two letters may be a recommendation from a supervisor.

EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview

Pre-recorded individual interviews via EasyRecrue are mandatory to assess your motivation and engagement, and to control your English level.

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

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