Doing a PhD with us
If you are interested by our research and wish to do a PhD with us,
you may be interested by the following information.
- Diplome required: As a general rule, a post-graduate
such as a Master degree (in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
or other tightly related specialities) is required. The preparation of the PhD lasts typically 3-4 years.
- Research project: The research project for the PhD program
is jointly defined by the PhD candidate and the supervisor. This is
generally done during the first 4 months.
- PhD Scholarship: Students with a scholarship may be
admitted more easily. French government proposes
also a very
limited number of PhD scholarships. These scholarships are generally given to the best classified post-graduate students. Other
scholarships come essentially
from research grants.
- Cost: There is no tuition fee (which is in fact paid by
the French state), but you should pay each year an registration fee that
costs some EUR 391 for 2016. Under the French national health insurance scheme,
you should also pay some EUR 180 to get this insurance. An
minimum monthly budget will then be somewhere between EUR 700 to 1 000:
EUR 200 to 400 for accommodation, EUR 150 to 300 for food, EUR 30
to 50 for public transports and other expenditures (e.g. A cinema
costs EUR 8.50 on average, though there is often a student rate at EUR 7,
a soft drink or a coffee costs about EUR 3, and a meal in a
costs at least EUR 14, a fastfood meal costs EUR 6-10).