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2017 International PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences and Biomedicine at Pasteur-Paris University, France

Pasteur-Paris University is providing the International PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences and Biomedicine  for the dazzling aspirants in France. International applicants are eligible to apply for this application programme.

The program aims to meet the highest standards for education and training of PhD students in the world. While spending most of the time working on the individual research projects in a laboratory at Institute Pasteur, students benefit from excellent scientific courses and professional development training.



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In 2009, the Institute Pasteur, the world-leading biomedical research institute founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, inaugurated the Pasteur Paris-University (PPU) international doctoral program in collaboration with several major Parisian science universities for students holding a Master degree (or equivalent) from a university outside of France and who have not worked or resided in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to their recruitment.

  • Course Level: award is available for pursuing Doctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: award is awarded in Life Sciences and Biomedicine. Students conduct their research in one of the 120 laboratories of the Institut Pasteur that offers cutting edge training in a large variety of topics covering Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, Enzymology and Metabolism, Biological Chemistry, Virology, Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Epidemiology, Infectiology, Imaging, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology and Systems Biology. In addition, PPU students will receive specific courses on soft skills, as Oral Presentation, Journal Club, Workshop on Ethics, French Lessons.
  • Award: Students selected through the PPU receive a salary from Institute Pasteur to cover their living expenses and health insurance. The program benefits from financial support by Institute Pasteur, European Community, partner institutions, governmental agencies and private foundations.
  • The award can be taken in France


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity ::        

  •  Master degree or an equivalent university degree in science, medicine or related fields delivered by a university located outside of France, by the time, that the students begin the program.
  • In France, a master degree corresponds to five years of academic education
  • Students holding a B.A. or a B.S. acquired after four years of academic education may be considered if they have additional laboratory experience of at least 6 months, with a written final report or a publication.
  • Students who already have begun doctoral training elsewhere and students with a master’s degree obtained in France are not eligible, due to our agreements with the doctoral schools of the Paris Universities.
  • Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this application programme.
  • College Admission Requirement
  • Entrance Requirements: The PhD program is for students holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in science, medicine or related fields from a non-French university.
  • English language Requirements: The program is run in English and therefore fluency in English is required. TOEFL or other language proficiency scores may be indicated when submitting your application. No knowledge of French is necessary. French language classes will be part of the PhD program curriculum.

PhD Scholarships

How to Apply

How to Apply: There are 3 steps in the selection process

  • Candidates choose and are chosen by a host laboratory.
  • A list of host laboratories and the research projects they propose is posted in the Current Call section of this website in the middle of September. Students interested in one or more research projects must contact the thesis advisor of the project(s), sending a CV and a letter of motivation. Advisors may request additional information, including reference letters and may interview some candidates by Skype.
  • Candidates are advised to contact potential host laboratories as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for communication between the candidate and the laboratory. Since each advisor must choose only one candidate, candidates may apply to more than one laboratory.
  • The candidate selected for a project then downloads the application form from this website and fills it out in consultation with the host laboratory. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are welcome but not required. The completed application form must be submitted by the host laboratory.
  • Evaluation of written applications by the Admissions Committee.
  • The written applications are evaluated in December on the basis of the academic qualifications, previous research experience and scientific potential of the candidates. In general, applicants are expected to be among the top of those qualified to enter a PhD program in their home country.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Closed

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