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Welcoming PhD students and researchers

PhD students

Université Gustave Eiffel welcomes PhD students of all nationalities who wish to carry out all or part of their PhD in one of our component institutions.

Are you a Bachelor’s or a Master’s student and you want to carry out your PhD at Université Gustave Eiffel ?

Studying for a PhD at Université Gustave Eiffel gives you access to top-level PhD training. In particular, the university is ranked as one of the best in the world in the field of sustainable cities !

Applications from international candidates are subject to the same scientific requirements as those from French students.

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Are you a PhD student and you want to spend a mobility period at Université Gustave Eiffel ?

Université Gustave Eiffel invites PhD students from all over the world to spend a mobility period here for durations ranging from a few weeks to several months.

To come to Université Gustave Eiffel for a research visit, please contact the laboratory in which you wish to spend your visit directly.

CLEAR-Doc : City Lab Education And Research Doctoral Programme

CLEAR-Doc allows 30 PhD students (ESR - Early-Stage Researcher) to be recruited in the following conditions :
•   15 ESRs recruited on 1 October 2022, then 15 on 1 October 2023 under a three-year PhD contract
•   PhDs can be carried out on all the university’s campuses
•   In all the university's disciplines, on topics related to the city of tomorrow
•   With a compulsory mobility period of at least 6 months, including at least 3 months with an international academic partner. Co-supervision and the “European PhD” certificate are possible under certain conditions
•   The ESRs will study at the heart of a community of excellence (the “CLEAR-Doc” community), jointly built by all the partners of the project and offering specialised training (with ECTS credits) and a special session each year at the FUTURE Days event, which brings together all the cohorts of PhD students.

Originality of the programme

The originality of the programme lies in its approach structured around three joint international challenges in line with several United Nations sustainable development goals :
Challenge 1: design and develop resource-efficient urban spaces ;
Challenge 2: understand and manage “urban risks” for resilient cities ;Challenge 3: develop digital cities, making them a catalyst for social, environmental and economic performance.

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Financing your mobility

Campus France - Eiffel Excellence Grants

Eiffel Excellence Grants have been set up by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The Eiffel grant is allocated for a maximum of ten months. It amounts to around €1,400 per month.

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Other grant programmes

Campus France provides a regularly updated list of PhD grant programmes that you may be eligible for depending on your country of origin and field of study.

The catalogue

Faculty and staff

Coming for a research visit

To come to Université Gustave Eiffel for a research visit, please contact the laboratory in which you wish to spend your visit directly.


Coming for a teaching mobility period at Université Gustave Eiffel

To come to Université Gustave Eiffel for a teaching mobility period, please contact the training component you are interested in directly.

Financing your mobility

Université Gustave Eiffel encourages international mobility projects through a range of incentive schemes available to the university's components that take the necessary steps.

Campus France also provides a list of research and mobility grant programmes which you may be eligible for.

The catalogue