You would like to apply for a PhD, but you still have questions about the progress of the PhD, the choice of your subject, the life in a laboratory, etc.: Here is a FAQ that can help you. You can also find informations on PhD, funding, post-PhD, etc. on the CJC web site (in french).

We remind you that it is essential to contact and meet the PhD supervisor who proposes the subject you wish to apply for. At the time of the meeting, ask for contacts from former PhD students or post-docs to talk with them about the progress of the PhD, the science of your PhD subject, your PhD supervisor, your future laboratory, ...

In all circumstances applicants must contact their potential supervisor. No application will be considered without the supervisor agreement, whatever the case.

Applications for a grant will be done online from the proposals on the lists of subjects, starting on February 2nd, 2019, using the button Candidater on the PhD proposal web page. No other application will be considered, submitted by standard or electronic mail. Successful candidates are informed individually. No answer from us means "No". If you believe your application should be considered, but you receive no answer please contact us at

Browse through the proposals. If you wish to apply, select "Candidater" at the bottom left corner of the web page.

Requested documents are:

  1. A full resume.
  2. A motivation letter.
  3. Copy of all scholarship results, including detailed grades.

These items must be submitted with your application by April 26th, 2019.

If your application is selected for an interview

  1. A letter from your potential supervisor.

must be sent before the interview, hence on May 20th, 2019. Then,

  1. Copy of your official diploma (Master) for inscription to a PhD or a letter indicating the date of the final jury for that grade.
  2. Your Master memoir.
  3. A letter from the director of the laboratory on the application.

must be sent before the final jury, on July 1st, 2019.

Applicants can upgrade their application file until July 1st, 2019. In particular, we expect to receive your Master training period memoir as soon as available. Send all documents to

You may apply for two different subjects (with a preferred order), in laboratories belonging to different universities, but not more than two.

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