Doctoral programs in France

Pursue your PhD and develop your expertise in one of the world's top destinations for research! 

The Commission on Higher Education and the French Embassy provide financial support to faculty and non-teaching staff currently serving in a higher education institution, who wish to study in France for a graduate degree. The current application session is limited to PhD programs for the January 2018 intake.

Detailed information on eligibility, application material, and benefits are available on the website (link at the bottom of the page).

Deadline: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early.


Doctoral programs at Sciences Po are eligible for the CHED-PhilFrance Scholarships

Sciences Po’s PhD programs are eligible for CHED-PhilFrance applicants, as part of this scholarship program. Interested candidates must apply separately and simultaneously to Sciences Po and to the CHED-PhilFrance Scholarships.

Please refer to Sciences Po’s website for key application dates and deadlines.


Contacts and questions

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Before sending your queries, applicants are encouraged to peruse the FAQs and Other Resources for more information.