10 Doctoral Studentships in France for the academic year 2022-2023

The French Institute for Demographic Studies is looking to recruit PhD students by awarding the Doctoral Scholarships in France for the academic year 2022-2023. The studentship can be awarded to applicants of any nationality or age. The eligibility to win the studentship is solely on academic terms, i.e., having an excellent academic track record and potential in research/studies in demography, human sciences, geography or related field and excellence in command of French language and holding valid documents and authorization required to enter into France, where the scholarship is located.

Doctoral Studentships in France for the academic year 2022-2023

The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) offers 10 Doctoral Scholarships in France during the year 2022-2023 to applicants of any nationality or age, who want to pursue research on demographic issues and related issues within the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The scholarship is awarded to candidates who have excellent research records and are expected to pursue their PhD studies at INED during the year 2022-2023. The scholarship holders will be given access to international scientific environment of INED and have access to library and research resources which INED offers at its headquarters in Paris.

The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) has just announced that it will award 10 Doctoral Scholarships in France for the academic year 2022-2023. The PhD studentship is awarded to applicants of any nationality or age who are interested in pursuing their doctoral degree in France and who would like to study at one of the Institute’s partner institutions. These scholarships cover your expenses while studying in France, including tuition fees, living costs, and travel expenses within France or abroad. Winners are responsible for finding accommodation on their own, though INED can help them find suitable housing if needed.

1) Overview

The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is a public research institute created by law in 1975, as an administrative and financial agency of Public Law. INED’s mission is to conduct scientific research on demographic processes and population dynamics, and to communicate those results to policy makers, professionals, researchers and to public opinion. It is also responsible for coordinating activities of demographic data collection at national level with its member survey institutes. Most importantly it provides research grants via PhD scholarships every year that are open to citizens of all nations globally.

2) Eligibility

Each scholarship is limited to candidates who:

1) hold or will hold a Master’s degree, at least equivalent to a Master 2 in France, from an accredited institution and

2) demonstrate exceptional performance by obtaining a high grade point average, around 3.70 out of 4.00 (depending on field), during their M1 or M2 years. Holders of a Magister awarded outside of France are required to have obtained equivalent grades (exceptionally high). The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated as follows: your best 5 grades are added together; if your program has more than five courses, you take into account only your best five grades.

3) Application details

The awards are open to students of any nationality or age who hold a Bachelors Degree with honors. The chosen students will be awarded a tuition waiver and living expenses by Fondation Émile et Lili Delouche (Foundation Émile and Lili Delouche) while they pursue their PhD program. This scholarship is intended to support applicants from countries where access to higher education is limited, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and other developing regions.

4) How will I know if I have been shortlisted?

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted via email before 31st January 2021. If you do not hear from us by then, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on both counts. For more information about how and when we will contact candidates please see our FAQs.

5) Duration

4 years (full time)

6) Payment details

Monthly living allowance of 10,300 euros. The living allowance will be awarded for a period of three years (4 semesters) of PhD studies. You must enroll at one or more of: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École des hautes études en sciences humaines and/or Sciences Po Paris between September 1st and December 31st 2021.

7) Start date

September/October 2022, End date: March/April 2023 (negotiable) Living allowance: 1150€ per month Accommodation: Not provided Free healthcare: Included during stay Optional insurance package available from 50€ per month (not included) Internet & telephone costs included Travel expenses covered during stays at EHESS Paris Entrance fees not covered Research topic allocation Decision by May 2023. If successful, you will be informed no later than June 2023

8) Tuition fees and payment plan options

There are a variety of options available. From apartments shared with other students to more isolated self-catered accommodation, you will have plenty of choice. Availability is generally high throughout France and prices vary depending on location. The more rural locations tend to be cheaper. Each organization has its own system for arranging accommodation but it is mostly based on first come, first served basis. Remember to contact them well in advance as it can take several months (sometimes years) before a placement becomes available, especially during peak periods such as summer or winter holidays and at certain times of year when French families take their annual vacation.

9) Accommodation options

There are a range of accommodation options available to PhD students living in France. Universities can help you find somewhere to live, but you may need to sign a contract with them before being allowed to do so. You might also be able to get shared accommodation with fellow students if you find somewhere yourself, or rent privately and share with other tenants (known as colocation). It’s worth noting that costs vary dramatically between regions, so it’s important to shop around. You should bear in mind that student grants will not cover all your living expenses, and many universities require their students to work part-time or take out loans and pay tuition fees upfront. Find out more on our moving abroad page.

10) Visa procedure and other important information

Scholarship is awarded to students from all countries around the world. The applicants must be aged between 18 and 45 years. The studentship is open to all fields of study. Candidates are selected by an international jury on a competitive basis using several criteria, namely: – Academic excellence (master’s degree or equivalent degree) – English language proficiency (TOEFL or equivalent) – Research experience Potential candidates can apply by submitting their curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and transcripts from universities attended. Applications must be submitted before 15 February 2023. MORE DETAILS HERE

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