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 !

Actualités

  • 25 novembre 2019 : Les encadrants de l’École doctorale sont invités à déposer leurs projets de thèse depuis leurs comptes ADUM avant le 2 février 2019.
  • 11 octobre 2019 : Félicitations à Océane Barraud et Nicolas Oudart respectivement premier et deuxième prix du concours ma thèse en 5 minutes de l’Association française d’Astronomie
  • 4 octobre 2019, 14h : Rentrée de l’École doctorale à l’Observatoire de Meudon, amphithéâtre Evry Schatzmann
  • 1er septembre 2019 : Les inscriptions à PSL sont maintenant complètement dématérialisées. Les doctorants doivent remplir leur dossier en ligne sur ADUM, les encadrants et les directeurs de laboratoire doivent donner leur avis sur ADUM. Plus rien à signer !

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