Doctoral candidates assigned to a laboratory in the Faculty of Science and Engineering or Medicine

For the start of the 2021 academic year, Sorbonne University is changing its enrolment platform. All doctoral candidates are required to create an ADUM account.

Pedagogical enrolment is managed by your doctoral school, and administrative registration and payment is managed by the doctoral student reception office.


Opening date for applications and enrolments: 13 September 2021
Closing date for 1st year enrolments : End of May 2022
Closing date for 2nd year enrolments : 15 December 2021


These amount to €380 for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Payments can be made online. When they are made by bank check, they must be made out to the Accounting Officer of Sorbonne University. On the back of the check, the name, first name and student number must be written. Payments by credit card can also be made by appointment at the reception desk.


After administrative validation, your student card will be sent to you, as soon as possible, by mail to the address indicated in the application.

Each academic year, you will have to proceed with your administrative registration according to the calendar indicated above. For a 1st year registration, it must be done at the latest in the very first days following the start date of the doctoral funding.
After administrative validation, the student card will be sent to you, as soon as possible, by mail to the address you have indicated in the application.


First stage

Regardless of whether or not you're already a Sorbonne University student, you must create an account on the new ADUM platform.

Then, let the platform guide you. You will be asked to enter some personal data and to submit your documents. For documents requiring a PDF attachment, you can use pdf24, a free downloadable software. 

Second stage

You will have to wait for the validation of your file. If necessary, you will have to make changes to your application and attach documents as requested.

Once your application has been validated, you will receive an email and will be able to access a second IAweb platform and pay any registration fees online.

•   For doctoral candidates who have never been enrolled at Sorbonne University or UPMC
•   For doctoral candidates who have previously been enrolled at Sorbonne University or UPMC

Third stage

You will receive your certificate of acceptance and your student card by mail.

Reminder: Until your defense, you must re-register each year.

Fourth year exemption

As a general rule, the preparation of a doctorate takes three years. Exceptions may be granted by the head of the institution, on the proposal of the doctoral school director and after the opinion of the thesis director, on the basis of a reasonable request from the candidate.

If you do not defend your thesis before December 31, you must re-register before December 15.


Good to know

Once your registration is finalized, you will receive an email from Sorbonne University on your personal email address which will give you access to the resources at your disposal (several applications or platforms) including IAweb, ENT, Izly and Moodle.

ADUM login

When you create your ADUM account on, you will be asked for your email address and to create a password. Take note of it.
To reset your password, click on "I forgot my password" on the login screen. 

IA Web login

You will log in to IA Web directly via your ADUM number if you have never been enrolled in SU in the past. Reset your password here.

If you lose your student number

Contact the doctoral student reception office by email with a copy of your ID.

The national student identification number: INE

This number allows each student registered in a French higher education institution to be individually identified. It is assigned by the first institution of registration and is carried over to the registration in any institution throughout the course of study. It is requested in all applications.

For holders of the French baccalaureate who have never been enrolled in a higher education institution, it is created from the BEA number indicated on the baccalaureate sticker.
Students who have never been registered in a French higher education institution will be given a number by Sorbonne University.
It is composed of 10 digits and one letter.

If you're a foreign doctoral student, when you purchase the CVEC, you may be given a provisional number. It is not valid for registering on the application site. Leave the field blank.

Changes to your administrative file

For any change required, please contact your doctoral school.

A co-supervision doctoral research project is developed with a foreign institution authorised to deliver the doctorate. It includes a subject, funding (French or foreign), two (or three) co-supervisors and two (or three) degrees.

Principles of the international co-supervision thesis

  • Thesis work is conducted between the two (or three) laboratories, one attached to an ED of Sorbonne University, the second (or third) in a laboratory of the partner university.
  • Doctoral candidates carry out their research work under the responsibility of a thesis director in each of the institutions concerned, who carry out their supervisory functions in collaboration with each other,
  • The doctorate is prepared in alternating periods in the relevant institutions, according to a balanced schedule and the conditions set out in the co-supervision agreement,
  • Each year the doctoral candidate registers for a doctorate in 2 (or 3) higher education institutions: one in France, the second (or third) abroad,
  • The thesis leads to a single defence in one of the signatory institutions according to the rules set out in the co-supervision agreement,
  • The doctor receives two (or three) doctoral degrees from the signatory institutions or a joint degree. The international co-supervision is recorded in the degree.


Setting up an international co-supervision

  • Once your application has been accepted, you can download the co-supervision application form available to you.
  • After being confirmed by the different parties, send the complete file to the doctoral candidates' reception office.
  • Once the file has been validated, the drafting of the proposal for the co-supervision agreement will begin.
  • Enrol for your doctoral degree at Sorbonne University following the usual procedure

To set up international co-supervised enrolment

Re-enrolment in 2nd year and beyond
01 44 27 28 10

A-EL : 01 44 27 28 07
EM-MON : 01 44 27 28 05
MOO-Z : 01 44 27 28 02

The CVEC is payable for each year of enrolment.
If you are blocked when attempting to enter the CVEC, there is a typing error on your certificate (incomplete last name, first name misspelled, wrong date of birth, etc.), contact CROUS.

The appointment scheduling system enables the doctoral candidates and HDR reception office to ensure you receive an individual, personalised and smooth welcome. This system allows you to make an appointment from the available schedules. Only times that are not already booked will be displayed.
No appointment booked on a profile other than the one you applied for will be honoured. Appointments are individual and bear on a single case.

Information required when making a booking

  • Your e-mail address must be correct so we can send you your e-mail confirmation. If the address has been used several times on other SU forms and an e-mail tells you that your address has already been used, log in with another address.
  • Present the confirmation on your mobile phone or on a printout at the doctoral candidates' reception office.
  • To avoid delaying other appointments, please arrive at the reception office on time.
  • If you are unable to attend or delayed, cancel the appointment and schedule a new one on the platform according to availability.
  • In some exceptional cases, the reception office will be unable to honour the precise appointment schedule. You will of course be dealt with within a reasonable time.
  • In very exceptional cases (computer failures ...), you will be notified through the e-mail address given when you made your appointment by the doctoral candidates' reception office and HDR, on the same day.
  • No appointments other than those given here can be made (either by e-mail or by phone).


Scheduling appointments 

Appointments are individual and concern only one file. Please note that clicking on the right link is important:

For any academic questions:
--> Contact your doctoral school.

For any administrative questions:

--> Contact the service de scolarité of the doctoral college.

Bureau d’accueil des doctorants
15 rue de l’école de médecine
75006 Paris
Escalier G, étage 2

In the case of a technical problem when creating your ADUM account
--> Contact the ADUM hotline :

If you have a problem with the CVEC (student life and campus contribution)Utilisez le formulaire d’assistance disponible sur


Discover our courses catalog


The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

at the faculty of medicine

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students and offers them a wide range of training as well as support adapted to their profile and their project.

Associative life

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students.

21 393


17 527



Doctors in medecine and research


Research centers

Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

Our Latest News

See All

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

Study at
The Faculty of Science & Engineering

Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering, Oriented towards excellence