Applications

Your PhD project

You are planning to apply for a PhD, but you still have questions about the progress of the PhD, the choice of your subject, life in the laboratory, etc: here is an FAQ that can enlighten you. You can also find information about the PhD, funding, post-thesis, etc. on the CJC website (in French).

We remind you that it is essential to make contact and to meet the PhD advisor who proposes the PhD subject to which you wish to apply. At the time of the meeting, ask the contacts of the former doctoral or post-doctoral students to be able to discuss with them on the progress of the PhD, the science of your PhD topic, your future advisor, your future laboratory etc.

Application

Applications must be submitted online, from February 3 to April 23, 2020, clicking on the Candidater button at the top left of the web page describing the PhD subject. No other records will be accepted either by email or standard mail. You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt from the Doctoral School. If you think you have correctly completed your file, but do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt, please contact the Doctoral School directly at ecole-doctorale.astro@obspm.fr.

To apply for a PhD Project, navigate to the webpage describing the subject, and click on the Candidater button located at the top left of the page.

The application must contain the following documents:

  1. A complete resume or CV detailing previous research experiences and in particular their actual duration.
  2. A cover letter explaining how you built your project to do a thesis in astrophysics, the qualities, skills and expertise you have acquired to undertake this project
  3. A copy of all academic results, with all the notes.

These documents must imperatively be deposited in your application file by 15 April 2020 at the latest.

At least one letter of recommendation from a person other than the thesis director must reach the Doctoral School by email ecole-doctorale.astro@obspm.fr.

Supervisors endorse or do not endorse your application via ADUM before the selection on file. If you did not contact the supervisor, the endorsement is likely to be negative!

If your application is selected for interview

  1. A copy of the diploma giving access to the thesis (Master) or an attestation indicating the date of the corresponding jury,
  2. The Master’s thesis manuscript,

must reach the ED before the final jury by email ecole-doctorale.astro@obspm.fr.

Double application

It is suggested to apply on two different subjects (classified A and B), in laboratories belonging to different institutions, in order to leave some flexibility to the jury in awarding contracts. However, do not apply to more than two subjects!

News

  • December 4th: The 2020 Elbereth conference will take place on February 26th-18th at IAP.
  • November 25th: The PhD advisors are invited to submit their PhD projects from their ADUM account before February 2nd.
  • October 11th: Congratulations to Océane Barraud and Nicolas Oudart, first and second prize of the contest my thesis in 5 minutes from the French Association for Astronomy
  • October 4th, 2019: Kick-off for the 2019-2020 year of the doctoral school in Meudon Observatory. Foreign students are expected at 10am for a special meeting. General meeting at 2pm.
  • September 1st, 2019: Registration at PSL University are now done online only. PhD students must fill in their registration on ADUM, PhD advisors and Lab Heads validate on ADUM only. No more papers to be signed.

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