13. Are applicants required to attend an interview as part of the application process?

Some applicants may be asked to attend an interview, either in-person or by phone/video interview, depending on the locations and the availabilities of applicants.  Interviews will mostly be conducted during March.  However, it is possible for a highly qualified applicant to be admitted without an interview.  An applicant should not infer from a lack of interview request as an indication of rejection.