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Study for a PhD

A Phd in France? Do it at the University of Toulouse! The University of Toulouse is home to top-ranking research centres covering all areas of sciences and technology, the humanities and social sciences with 15 doctoral schools.

A PhD is a 3-year contract with an university, an enterprise, a research institution or a local authority. It consists of a scientific project developed among an internationally renowned research laboratory. This scientific work is supervised by a qualified professor and the thesis can be fully written in english.

How to apply?


Candidates must hold a degree equivalent to a Bologna complying master’s degree (5 year of Higher Education / 300 ECTS) with research experience

If you are a qualified engineer (representing five years of higher education with research experience), you can apply to do a PhD.

A minimum level of English or French proficiency is required for all applicants.

Making your application

Send a CV and a short application letter including a brief description of your research background to the doctoral school. The doctoral school will help you to find doctoral school and thesis supervisor.

15 Doctoral programmes

  • Aeronautics and astronautics - AA 
  • Biology, Health and Biotechnologies - BSB 
  • Geosciences, Astrophysics,
Space science and Environment SDU2E
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Telecommunications - GEET 
  • Mathematics, Informatics and Telecommunications - MITT
  • Physics, Chemistry 
and Material Sciences SDM 
  • Systems - EDSYS
  • Mechanics, Energetics, Civil and Process Engineering - MEGeP
  • Science for Ecology, Veterinary, Agronomy and Bioengineering SEVAB
  • Arts, Literature, Languages, Philosophy, Information and Communication - ALLPH@ 
  • Communication, Language, Education, Socialisation and Cognition - CLESCO 
  • Management Science - SG 
  • Legal and Political Sciences - DSP 
  • Time, Territory, Societies and Cultures - TESC 
  • Toulouse School of Economics - TSE