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UpToParis, the international PhD programme by ESPCI: apply now!

The ESPCI proposes a brand new international doctoral programme, UPtoPARIS, cofunded by the European Union and offering an interdisciplinary doctoral training between physics, chemistry and biology. The second call is now open: apply before September 17th.


About the programme

Thesis proposals

Additional information

About the programme

Why apply for the programme?

  • a 3-year work contract (3155€/month gross) including health insurance and social benefits
  • additional support for international research training and conferences
  • an excellent scientific environment
  • a career development training programme (in partnership with ABG)
  • a network of industrial partners and entrepreneurs
  • welcome package: welcome day, administrative support, French courses…
  • social events to make your integration easier

Who can apply?

  • all nationalities
  • Master’s graduates or equivalent entitling to embark on a doctorate
  • complying with the transnational rule: incoming applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline

More information on the recruitment process


Thesis proposals

Mesoscale modelling of memory effects in glasses

Biomechanics of the plant roots in granular soils

The electrodynamics of iron-arsenide superconductors: Consequences of the multiband physics on electronic correlations and competing orders

Formulation of self-healing vitrimer membranes

Growth and mechanics of actin filament networks

Scanning Tunneling microscopy of superconducting single photon detectors

Physics of virus diffusion: from environmental studies to medical applications

Fracture dynamics in soft matter – large strain meets dissipation - a model study

From clouds to our environment: proteomic study of microorganisms contained in clouds


additional information

Guide for applicants

This guide has been designed to help the applicant throughout his/her application to the UPto.PARIS PhD programme at ESPCI Paris.

In this document, the applicant will find all the important information concerning his/her online application and the evaluation and selection procedure.

Guide for applicants [downloadable pdf]

The UPto.PARIS partners

ESPCI PARIS and the ESPCI Paris Foundation thanks all the following partners companies and foundations for their key support and involvement in supporting the UPto.PARIS PhD programme.

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