Doctoral financing

Doctoral financing

The CIFRE system

[Industrial Agreements on Training through Research] (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche) CIFRE provide financial support for the hiring of a doctoral candidate by a company for 3 years upon completion of which the research work is validated by the defence of a thesis. The doctoral student shall receive a minimum gross annual salary of EUR 23,484.

All you need to know about the CIFRE procedure: the principle, the award conditions, the instruction, the acceptance criteria… consult the website of the [National Association for Technical Research] (Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique) ANRT.

Consult the CIFRE general terms and conditions of granting and monitoring.

Scholarships to finance your doctorate

A certain number of financing opportunities exist to support young foreign researchers.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers study scholarships. You can find information about the various support programmes for scientific mobility on the website of Campus France: National agency for the promotion of French higher education abroad:

The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) offers several cooperation programmes supporting research and training in French.

Many other funding opportunities exist internationally, and each country has its own policy on the matter.