Call for PhD applicants

Call for PhD applicants 2020

The call for applicants will open soon, in March 2020, after the call for projects.

In 2020, NeuroSchool Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience of Aix-Marseille University (AMU) will grant 3 three-year PhD scholarships.

The selection process includes three steps. Further information on steps 1 and 3 of the call can be found here.

Step 2. CALL FOR APPLICANTS (Master’s graduates)

A call for three scholarships is open to Master’s graduates from top-ranked non-French universities. The candidates must apply on projects proposed by researchers from Aix-Marseille University and can select up to two projects from the list of research projects.

The application must be submitted through our website (online form below) before April 23rd, 2020, at midnight (Marseille time), as a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT containing:

  • A resume (with a copy of the obtained degrees),
  • The chosen research project(s), detailed in the template document (downloadable below), highlighting the adequacy between the applicant’s background and the selected research project(s),
  • A letter of motivation (500 words).

In parallel to the application on the website, letters of recommendation must be sent from two referees directly to using the template letter (downloadable below as well), by the same deadline : April 23rd, 2020.

The project principal investigator and a committee will select candidates according to their background, academic perspectives, and adequacy with the project.



The successful candidates must register for their PhD in neuroscience at AMU and do their research work on a full-time basis in an AMU research laboratory for a period of 3 years starting no later than December 2020.

Pecuniary information:

Monthly salary: 1,768,55€ (gross), i.e. approximately 1421€ (net), but subject to contribution rate changes.

Expenses: applicants will pay their annual tuition fees (around 400 €) and when needed, their visa fees.