Employment contract


The doctoral school ensure that any PhD student has a minimum funding which must afford to live properly in Paris area. A net amount corresponding to 90% of the doctoral contract simple (~1350€) seems the strict minimum.

Except in exceptional cases (scholarships for foreign students, CIFRE, CFR,…) this funding gives rise to the signature of a doctoral contract with the employing institution.

In most cases, the doctoral contract starts at the beginning of the academic year, that is to say on October 1st

For ENS or Ecole Polytechnique alumni and "Agrégés, the contract usually starts on September1st

In all cases, the contract must be signed before the effective date.


Depending of the institution, the registration as PhD student shall be done before signing the contract.


The ED correspondent in your institution (see the Contact page) will be able to inform you and, if needed, provide you with the required attestations for the establishment and signature of your contract.

More details

Registration pages according to institution :