Application Process

In order to enroll in the doctoral school, you must have a PhD advisor who agrees to supervise the thesis, a research project, and sufficient funding, which must be provided either by an external agency or by the research group or by the doctoral school itself. The funding from French institutions can not be lower than the French nationally defined amount for doctoral candidates (monthly net amount about 1422 €). In cases where the funding is lower than this amount, the research group is required to find additional funding to reach the required limit.

Before the student’s application, the PhD proposal has to be uploaded on the proposal submission pages by the advisor.


Whatever the planned funding source, you have to:

    1. Fill in the online application form, and choose the pre-proposed PhD project. You will then receive an e-mail containing a personal link.
      1. ID card or passport
      2. CV (resume)
      3. Transcript of your master's courses, including grades
      4. Reference letters by the advisors of your previous internships
      5. Reference letter of the considered PhD advisor
      6. Possibly, up to 3 recommendation letters (at maximum)
      7. If you have your own funding (other than CD ED), the financing plan and supporting documents for your envisioned source of funding. Provide the following documents in digital format (as PDF files) that must be uploaded on to the website by using the personal link provided in the acknowledgement email.
    2. The (not mandatory) reference letters and confidential assessments must be sent by their authors via e-mail to clickme
  1. If you have your own funding (other than CD ED, CDSN, CDSX or CSC) and if you apply to a PhD project in University Paris-Saclay, you have to be interviewed (10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes of questions) by an admission committee of at least 2 senior researchers from the ED (the thesis supervisor cannot be one of these 2 persons). This interview has to be organized by your supervisor.  A report should be filled by the committee (the form can be downloaded here: PV d'audition), and sent by email to clickme ?>


Applications for PhD projects starting in

Selection of candidates for an audition

All the applications redistered up to now are listed in the two tables hereafter.

The list of candidates selected for an audition will be displayed on Wednesday, 19th May, 2021.

The auditions will take place on Friday, 5th June, Monday, 8th June, Tuesday, 9th June, Wednesday, 10th June and Thursday, 11th June 2021
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Selected candidates will receive by e-mail, approximately 15 days in advance, their date and time of passage, as well as their number of sub-jury and videoconferenc adsress.

Audition format: The audition lasts fifteen minutes, including a 10-minute presentation and about 5 minutes of questions.
The candidate must presents his cursus (academic training and interships) as well as his thesis project : he/she must devote no more than two slides to his thesis project in order to hilight his/her cursus.

The jury is composed by members of the laboratories attached to the doctoral school and represents various themes. The auditions are addressed to a jury composed of physicists who are not specialists in the field of the thesis, please take it into account. .

Applications to ED’s CD: Jump to applications with provided funding
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Name Lab Advisor(s) Subject
Name Lab Advisor(s) Subject
Abou Rjeily Veronica PCC Mme Bonnet Isabelle 47:Impact of an oncogenic stress on the mechanical behavior of a confined tissue
Brunat Tristan IJCLab M. Rivasseau Vincent 31:Théorie tensorielle des champs et équations différentielles stochastiques
Couque Alice IL M. Lerosey Geoffroy
M. Fink Mathias
M. Lemoult Fabrice
36:Electronically reconfigurable metasurfaces for smart environments and enhanced wireless communications
Gonçalves Jéssica LPTHE M. Antoniadis Ignatios 61:Challenges in supersymmetric theories of fields and strings
Gonçalves Jéssica LPENS M. Troost Jan 59:Holography, Conformal Field Theory and Supersymmetry

Applications with provided funding: Jump to applications to ED’s CD
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Name Lab Advisor(s) Subject
Name Lab Advisor(s) Subject
Brunat Tristan IPHT Mme Serban Didina
M. Kostov Ivan
45:Correlation function in integrable four dimension gauge theories
Hounkpe Nounassou Vincent LPENS M. Biroli Giulio 20:Machine Learning & Statistical Physics
Kraidy Fulgence LPEM M. Behnia Kamran
M. Fauqué Benoît
30:Hydrodynamics of quasi-particles
Kuiate David IJCLab M. Rivasseau Vincent 31:Théorie tensorielle des champs et équations différentielles stochastiques
Mezidi Manel MPQ M. Sacuto Alain
M. Gallais Yann
12:Exploration du diagramme de Phase des cuprates supraconducteurs par des mesures combinées de spectroscopie optique et de transport thermique
Mintsa Sandrine GULLIVER M. Royall Christopher Patrick
M. Smallenburg Frank
9:Colloid Nucleation: the "second-biggest discrepancy in physics"
Mintsa Sandrine IJCLab M. Rivasseau Vincent 31:Théorie tensorielle des champs et équations différentielles stochastiques
Rezaei Mohammad LKB M. Brune Michel
M. Sayrin Clément
4:Quantum simulations with laser-trapped circular Rydberg atoms