Going abroad

The world of research is international. Doctoral students are encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities that will enable them to move abroad.

Going abroad

A stay abroad, even a short one, within the framework of a doctoral course is enriching both personally and professionally. It allows the doctoral student to develop collaborations, to expand their network, to discover other ways of working and other cultures. 

While co-supervision provides a framework for carrying out a substantial part of one's doctoral training abroad, other possibilities for doctoral mobility exist. These can range from a research stay of a few weeks or months to participation in summer schools or international congresses.

This mobility requires specific funding but also the completion of administrative procedures (visa, social security protection, security, mission statement...) which must be prepared well in advance. Financial aid is very diverse and it is necessary to carry out exhaustive research in order to identify those that will be the most appropriate for your project.

They can consist of a grant paid to the doctoral student who has responded to a call for applications or be proposed by the laboratory that has obtained funding related to the research project carried out by the doctoral student. Some doctoral programmes, particularly those funded by the European Commission, systematically include funding for stays abroad. 

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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