The Astronomy & Astrohysics Doctoral School calls for applications for PhD positions once a year. In the regular recruitment cycle, applications for starting a PhD at autumn 2020 may be submitted (application) from February 3rd to April 23rd, 2020.

Registration at our Doctoral School requires to fulfill the following conditions:

  • A Master degree in Physics, or an equivalent degree.
  • Endorsement from the PhD advisor.
  • Funding for three years

Funding may be provided through two different ways:

  • The doctoral school contest.
  • The research team. In this case, applicants must submit their application both to the doctoral school and to the funding body (CNES, CNRS, ...)

List of PhD Subjects opened in the 2020 call for application.

2019 contest

In 2019, the Doctoral School received 134 applications for 18 contracts, 60 of whom were interviewed. Including all sources of fundings, 47 PhD students started their PhD in 2019.


  • July 1st. Results of the 2020 competition. Main list by alphabetical order: AIMAR Nicolas, ARMANTE Mélanie, CHICHE Simon, COURTOT Ariane, DHOUIB Hachem, KOURDOURLI Mehdi, LE PIVERT-JOLIVET Tania, LEROY Lucas, LESEIGNEUR Yann, LUASHVILI Anna, MÂLIN Mathilde, MCINTOSH Ophélie, MICHOTTE DE WELLE Bayane, NOURRY Valentin, PARESSANT Keegan, PIERROT Arsène, RICHARDSON Thomas, TEP Kerwann, VINOGRADOV Alexander, WICKER Raphaël
  • July 1st. Results of the 2020 competition. Waiting list by alphabetical order: BEDOUCH Antoine, BENKADOUM Yaniss, BIGOT Axelle, CRITON Benjamin, DE BATZ DE TRENQUELLÉON Bruno, FORERO-SANCHEZ Daniel, GARMIRIAN Félix, GASPAR GOROSTIETA Iveth, GHESQUIERS Nathanaël, GROLLERON Guillaume, HOWARD Saburo, JANNAUD Thomas, KOSKAS Rémy, MILCARECK Gwenaël, MUNAIBARI Edhah, PELLEGRIN Théo, PELLOUIN Clément, QUILLEY Louis, SAMPATHKUMAR Pranav, STEICHEN Valentin, VARAEI SINA
  • May 19: Four ED AAIF thesis subjects open to the Physics of Infinite competition at the Sorbonne Université
  • May 19: One ED AAIF thesis topic open to the competition of the Institute of Environmental Transition of Sorbonne Université
  • April 13rd, 2020: Congratulations to Doogesh KODI RAMANAH for the SF2A 2020 thesis award.