October 15: Opening of the application.
December 24: (Only) successful applicants will receive a notification to attend the interview to be held in January in Shanghai or in Beijing.
January 7 to 18: Interviews in Shanghai and in Beijing. Evaluation of the motivation, communication skills, and research projects of the applicants.
From late-January to late February: Online interviews with potential PhD advisor in France.
By the beginning of March: Admitted students will receive a provisional admission letter under the condition of being granted the CSC scholarship .
March 20 to April 5: Admitted students will apply for the CSC scholarship by registering on the platform of the CSC.
End May: Announcement of the results for the CSC fellowship.
From May to September: Successful applicants will receive an official admission letter, and will be informed by the CSC about all the administrative procedures required before their departure for France (NB: attendance to the intensive French class in China organized by the CSC is mandatory for all admitted students) .
September/October: Arrival in France and beginning of the PhD thesis.