The IDIL PhD program means …

… funding for 12 three-year doctoral contracts annually, starting in 2023

… embarking upon an interdisciplinary research project to understand the challenges of tomorrow

… true professional training that leads to multiple prospects

What is a doctoral contract?

The doctoral contract is a 3-year fixed-term employment contract (contrat de travail à durée déterminée or CDD) that allows PhD students to be employed by a public establishment while writing their thesis.

A doctoral contract provides beneficiaries with strong social benefits:

–  PhD students start contributing to France’s retirement pension plans and may recover their financial contribution if they hold European nationality;

– They are entitled to “unemployment benefits” at the end of their employment contract.

For more information, check the Campus France website:

PhD in France

Social security for doctoral student

“Research-talent passport” long-stay visa