Employment contract


The doctoral school ensure that any PhD student has a minimum funding which must afford to live properly in Paris area. A net amount corresponding to 90% of the doctoral contract simple (~1200€) seems the strict minimum.

Except in exceptional cases (scholarships for foreign students, CIFRE, CFR,…) this funding gives rise to the signature of a doctoral contract with the employing institution.

In most cases, the doctoral contract starts at the beginning of the academic year, that is to say the 1st of October.

For ENS students, Ecole Polytechnique students and associate professor, the contract should start the 1st of September.

In all cases, the contract must be signed before the effective date.


Depending of the institution, the registration in thesis shall be done before signing the contract.