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You apply for a PhD (doctorat)

1 step of 3 of your admission process

The PhD student training program enforces at least one qualified supervisor (holder of an HDR: Habilitation diploma to advise PhDs) and a PhD committee, meeting at least once a year, nominated for each doctoral project. On average, there is more than 1 HDR holder for 2 registered PhD students.

    • You need first to look for a PhD supervisor belonging to the Information Technologies Doctoral School (ED STIC) or the Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral School (ED DESPEG), whose research activity copes with your scientific whishes. Do it preferably before the end of your Master and contact a few of them.
    • See if they are interested, if they propose a PhD subject for you and be careful to inform them immediately when you have made a choice.
    • All PhD students must benefit from 3 years funding to register. With the help of your potential PhD supervisor, inventory the possible 3-year funding sources and apply to the appropriate programs.
    • Once your PhD funding is secured, you must apply through the eCandidat Doctorat platform.
    • Once your registration is complete, you will be integrated in one of the DS4H partner laboratories, which provide the material and scientific environment needed. All partner laboratories are renowned research institutions with long-standing practices for leading doctoral projects.
    • You will be required to follow 30 hours per year of complementary training from different sources: DS4H minors, seminars, and dedicated courses on research and teaching

> More information on the websites of the Information Technologies Doctoral School (ED STIC) and the Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral School (ED DESPEG)

> More information about Digital Systems for Humans Graduate school PhD programs


PhD Tuition Fees

    • Tuition fees are approximately 380 Euros for a full PhD curriculum. Thanks to a decision of Université Côte d'Azur Board, this amount is the same whether your are a French student, an European student or a non-European student.
    • Please notice that, with very few exceptions, the Student and Campus Life Contribution ("Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus" - CVEC, ~91€) applies to all French and foreign students enrolling for a degree program in a public or private institution of higher education in France. Read more about CVEC in French / in English