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Doctoral contract 2023

Doctoral contracts are awarded following a competitive recruitment process focussing on specific research subjects

A doctoral contract is a three-year work contract for the employment of a PhD student by a public institution of higher education and research.

Recruitment calendar 2023

13th June 2023 noon:

The website for candidates to submit their thesis project and completed application form
The site will be open from 10th May 2023 to 13rd June 2023 noon.
In case of problems, you can contact Jeoffrey MAILLARD,

Download application form

CV, cover letter, marks for your degree, Master’s 1 and Master’s 2 (1st semester), must be uploaded together with the project title and the endorsement from your thesis director. Candidates will be required to provide marks from the second semester of their Master’s 2 as soon as these become available.

26th June 2023 : Pre-selection commitee

Pre-selection commitee
Possibility to provide master marks until 30th June 2023

If the marks are not available, please ask the person in charge of the master to fill in this form :

Information request

and send it directly to

26th June 2023:

Short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

5th & 6th July 2023 : Final selection committee

Final selection committee 

Criteria for the ranking of candidates :

Candidates will be ranked on their oral presentation in front of the selection board (ED NSCo Committee decision of 16th December 2014).