Coming to Marseille

You wish to come to Marseille? Check the following information.

Coming to Marseille as a master's student

You are a student in one of our partner universities, and you wish to do a mobility at Aix-Marseille University? NeuroSchool offers incoming mobility grants.

Up to ten NeuroSchool scholarships (1000 €/month) are offered each year to master students of our partner universities for mobility of at least 2 months within Aix-Marseille University.

These mobilities may include internships in laboratories affiliated to the Master of neurosciences at Aix-Marseille University.

They may also include teaching (depending on inter-university agreements).

These scholarships are entirely funded by NeuroSchool (nEURo*AMU, ANR-17-EURE-0029).

WARNING: these scholarships are NOT intended for students from non-partner universities who would simply like to enrol in the AMU Master of Neurosciences. If you are in this case, please check the page on master registration.

How to apply

If you want to learn more about these scholarships and apply, please visit our calls page. You will find all the necessary information: eligibility, procedures, documents…

Two calls are open each year: one with a deadline in May, the other with a deadline in December.

Check out the current open calls

Coming to Marseille: testimonies

Foreign students who have come to Marseille speak about it.

Discover their testimonies

Coming to do a PhD

Doing a PhD at Aix-Marseille University after an international master’s degree

Each year, the NeuroSchool PhD Program in Neuroscience of Aix-Marseille University (AMU) offers 3 PhD  contracts to students who have completed a master’s degree outside of France. The call for proposals usually opens in March and applications are due in April. See our call page for more information. These contracts are fully funded by NeuroSchool (nEURo*AMU, ANR-17-EURE-0029).

Other funding opportunities are listed here.

Doing an international co-supervised PhD

An international co-supervised PhD student carries out his or her work under the supervision of two thesis supervisors, each in a different country. He/she can obtain a doctorate from each institution if he/she establishes a co-tutelle agreement and respects its clauses.

Since 2020, NeuroSchool launches every year a call for international co-supervised PhD fellowships.

Researchers (with HDR) from AMU’s neuroscience community are invited to submit a scientific project in collaboration with an identified foreign partner who will act as a thesis co-tutor. Any international partner institution is eligible. However, special attention (and priority in case of equal ranking) will be given to projects involving an established international partner of AMU.

NeuroSchool finances up to a total of 54 months which are divided among several projects. NeuroSchool’s proposed funding can cover up to 50% of the total duration of the PhD (usually between 12 and 24 months).

Administrative help

You have just been hired as an international PhD student and you are having trouble with the administrative procedures?

We have prepared two checklists to help you:
checklist for international PhD students
checklist for their supervisor(s).

For more information, see our calls

Coming to Marseille as a researcher

Administrative help

The Euraxess website gathers a lot of useful information for researchers (including PhD students) who come to France.

You are a researcher and you want to come and work in Marseille? There are grants available.

To promote the influence and attractiveness of Marseille’s laboratories, the city of Marseille has set up a procedure to support the arrival and settlement of researchers.

Whether you are a foreign or French researcher, the city of Marseille offers :

  • welcome allowances
  • settlement allowances

Read more about these allowances from the City of Marseille.

Find out more about Euraxess services

Our campuses

Discover the four neuroscience campuses of Marseille.


Our laboratories

Marseille is a major centre of European neuroscience thanks to its 9 research laboratories and 75 research teams.

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