International Doctoral Program in France, Institut Pasteur

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International Doctoral Program in France, Institut Pasteur

Designation/Position-  International Doctoral Program

Institut Pasteur, France invites application for International Doctoral Program from eligible and interested candidates

About-  In 2009, the Institut 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. International Doctoral Program

The Institut Pasteur organizes a doctoral program in collaboration with the Université de Paris, the Sorbonne Université, and the Université Paris-Sud, for students holding a master degree or the equivalent in science, medicine and related fields delivered by a university outside of France.

Research/Job Area- All available research area

Location- Institut Pasteur, France


  • 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.

Language: 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 required, but a basic knowledge may be useful in the daily life outside the Institute.

Age: The PPU doctoral program does not have an age restriction, but most accepted candidates are 24-26 years old and start their Ph.D. within a year of finishing their M.S., a few within 3 years.

External funding: Candidates with external funding are eligible to enter the PPU program if the funding constitutes employment or if the funds can be allocated to the Institut Pasteur to pay the candidate’s salary. Such candidates must go through the same application procedure and be selected by the committee.

Mobility: Students who 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 1st day of recruitment by the PPU program (1st day of employment) are not eligible. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. These rules are in compliance with the mobility rules of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the H2020 program.

Job/Position Description- 

Students will be employees of the Institut Pasteur with a three-year working contract. 

The students will receive:

1) a monthly salary of 1.800 Euro comprehensive of social benefits (national health care, health insurance, etc.);

2) a “welcome bonus” of 4.000 Euro gross which will be paid at once with their first salary;

3) the reimbursement of one round-trip ticket per year (train or plane tickets in eco-class) for the country of origin, the time of the duration of the program, to be taken during the academic year (with no possibility of postponement or refund if not taken). 

There is no financial support for family members.

How to Apply- 

There are 3 steps in the selection process

1.Candidates choose and are chosen by a host laboratory.

2.Evaluation of written applications by the Admissions Committee.

3.Interview week.

The application process consists of three steps:

(i) the candidate must select and be selected by a host laboratory, keeping in mind that each advisor can present only one candidate. ;

(ii) applications are filled out by the candidate together with the host laboratory and are submitted by host laboratories. Applications are evaluated by an Admissions committee that selects candidates for an interview at the Institut Pasteur;

(iii) these candidates are invited for a four-day interview on the Institut Pasteur campus and present their past and future works to the Admissions committee (see the details in application information).

For Contact- [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 14 November 2019

  • Deadline for contacting host laboratories November 1, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting the application with the host laboratory: November14, 2019
  • Interview week: January 28 / 31, 2020

See Position Details-

Official Website-

Click here to apply- 

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