La candidature en doctorat

Application and admission

Applicants that hold a master's degree, an engineering degree or an equivalent qualification and are attracted to the demanding search for knowledge, have intellectual rigour and autonomy of thought, and wish to exercise critical thinking skills, have come to the right place. Explore Sorbonne University’s doctoral projects and apply for a doctorate.

Doctoral admission procedures follow an open, fair and transparent recruitment process. Sorbonne University makes it a point of honour to recruit excellent, motivated doctoral candidates who will commit themselves with determination to an original scientific doctoral research project offering the best career prospects. 

The conditions of enrolment in doctoral studies are defined by Order of 25 May 2016 setting the national training framework and the conditions leading to the issuance of the national doctoral diploma. Candidates are informed of the available material, financial and human resources associated with the doctoral research project.

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

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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.

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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.

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

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