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1st year enrolment in the Graduate School

Application form

To apply for enrolment in the Graduate School, please fill in the application form that can be downloaded from:
http://ed-svs.unice.fr/gb/candidature/

All applicants must attach to their application file a certificate from the future thesis director agreeing to validate this application on the proposed project.

If you would like to apply for a doctoral fellowship from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, please go to the following website:
http://ed-svs.unice.fr/gb/site/gb-recrutement.php

The completed application has to be submitted BEFORE: JUNE 15th, 2019.

If you do not want to apply for a doctoral fellowship from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis:

The completed application has to be submitted BEFORE: SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019.



The registration for the PhD program is subject to the award of a 3-year fellowship equivalent in amount to the doctoral fellowship from the University.

Documents to be provided when enrolling in The Graduate School

Candidates who hold a Master degree Specialty RESEARCH obtained from a French university:

According to the resolution adopted by the Universitys Scientific Board on May 5th, 2006, the candidate has to be ranked in the top half of his Master graduation.
 
If this information is not available or if the condition is not fulfilled, the request will be examined by the Graduate School board. The board will decide if an interview by a committee appointed by the board of the Graduate School is granted. In exceptional cases the interview can be substituted by an expertise of the candidates application by three researchers, who are members of the board.

The candidates request for registration with the PhD program will be examined by the Graduate School board. The board will take into account the elements mentioned above and will consider any additional elements that support the candidates application.

Candidates who hold another type of Master degree (or an equivalent conferring the title of a Master degree) obtained from a French University:

The candidate has to provide the office of the Graduate School with the following documents:

  • The grade sheets of the completed 1st and 2nd year of the Master degree. The grades have to be at least magna cum laude (bien). The mark for the defence of the professional training course cannot be below 14/20
  • The report of his/her Master degree and all other documents (publications, research grades…) proving scientific work experience on a research project
  • A certificate of the future supervisor validating his (her) application, and all additional information regarding complementary training that the candidate will undergo during the first year to complete his training as junior researcher
  • Any documents that testify to the research training obtained by the candidate in the course of his past professional experience

The candidates request for enrolment in the Graduate School will be examined by the Graduate School board. The board will take into account the elements mentioned above and will consider any additional elements that support the candidates application.

Depending on the supplied documents the Graduate School board will determine if the candidate has to take one or two modules of the Master's degree of research "Sciences of life and the Health" at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis during his/her first year to complete his/her training. In this case, the validation of these modules will be required for the enrolment for the 2nd year of the PhD.

Candidates, who do NOT hold a French master degree:

The candidate has to provide the office of the Graduate School with the following documents:

  • A diploma equivalent to a French Master degree and the proof that he/she is ranked in the first quarter of his graduation
  • Any documents certifying his/her scientific research training at a Master degree level
  • The grade sheets of diplomas obtained during the last five years
  • A certificate of the future supervisor validating his/her application, and all additional information regarding complementary training that the candidate will undergo during the first year to complete his training as junior researcher.
  • Any documents that testify to the research training obtained by the candidate in the course of his past professional experiences

The candidates request for enrolment in the Graduate School will be examined by the Graduate School board. The board will take into account the elements mentioned above and will consider any additional elements that support the candidates application.

Depending on the supplied documents the Graduate School board will determine if the candidate has to take one or two modules of the Master's degree of research "Sciences of life and the Health" at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis during his/her first year to complete his/her training. In this case, the validation of these modules will be required for the enrolment for the 2nd year of the PhD.

Enrolment before the Graduate School board meeting in June

After examination of the applications by the Graduate School board in June the candidate will have to provide the office of the Graduate School with the following documents:

  • Complete and print the form "Authorization to enroll in the PhD program": PDF form (form coming soon in English). The form must be signed by the student, the supervisor and the head of the laboratory.
  • The Doctoral Convention (Word) including the PhD project summary proposed by the host laboratory (as uploaded onto the Graduate School website), a provisional timetable for the thesis and the planned individual training plan, signed by the student, the supervisor and the director of the laboratory.
  • A copy of the Doctoral Charter (PDF) signed by the student (please, indicate your name and first name next to "Signature of the PhD student ") and the supervisor.
  • The Rules of procedure (PDF), to be read and signed by the applicant.
  • Proof that a PhD fellowship has been obtained (except for the holders of a doctoral fellowship from the University) or any proof of ongoing fellowship applications.

Enrolment after the Graduate School board meeting in June

Candidates, who apply after the Graduate School board meeting in June, have to provide the office of the Graduate School with the following documents on SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019 the latest:

  • Complete and print the form "Authorization to enroll in the PhD program": PDF form (form coming soon in English). The form must be signed by the student, the supervisor and the head of the laboratory.
  • The Doctoral Convention (Word) including the PhD project summary proposed by the host laboratory (as uploaded onto the Graduate School website), a provisional timetable for the thesis and the planned individual training plan, signed by the student, the supervisor and the director of the laboratory.
  • A copy of the Doctoral Charter (PDF) signed by the student (please, indicate your name and first name next to "Signature of the PhD student ") and the supervisor.
  • The Rules of procedure (PDF), to be read and signed by the applicant.
  • Proof that a PhD fellowship has been obtained (except for the holders of a doctoral fellowship from the University) or any proof of ongoing fellowship applications.

Applications will be examined by the board at their meeting on September 12th, 2019.

Notice of pending decision for enrolment in the University

Candidates, who have received a notice of pending decision, might be invited for an interview on September 26th, 2019.

Administrative with the University

After the candidate has been informed by the Graduate School of his/her authorization to enroll in the Graduate School, he/she will have to register as soon as possible with the University.

PhD co-supervision

If the PhD is to be mentored by two directors:

If both co-supervisors belong to the Graduate School and are qualified to supervise students:

Please download the co-supervision form (PDF), fill it, get it signed by the student and by both co-supervisors and send it to the Graduate School.

If one co-supervisor does not belong to the UCA:

A co-supervision agreement must be established between both Universities. Please download the co-supervision agreement form (Word doc) fill it, get it signed by all parties and send it to the Graduate School.

If one of the co-supervisors is not qualified to supervise students:

Please, provide the Graduate School with the following documents:

  • Additional clause for co-supervision (PDF)
  • Justification letter for the co-supervision from the supervisor
  • Motivated justification letter for the co-supervision from the co-supervisor
  • Updated Curriculum, research records and projects that will be presented to obtain the qualification for supervision (HDR) (with the updated list of publications)

Notes: The HDR must be defended within a year after the registration authorization has been delivered.


 

The UNS will authorize a maximum of 2 co-supervisions for a non-qualified supervisor.