To enter a UBO doctoral programme, applicants must meet certain criteria and follow the procedure below:
- Entry requirements: holders of a French Master’s degree (Master) or another Master’s-level qualification following a training programme demonstrating the applicant’s ability to conduct research. In cases where this condition is not met, a procedure enables the President - by derogation and recommendation of the Doctoral School - to admit students who have completed equivalent doctoral-level studies abroad.
- After familiarizing yourself with the research themes developed in the UBO doctoral schools, your next step is to contact the relevant research team director.
- Together you will define a thesis topic that corresponds to your own aspirations and the UBO’s priority areas of research.
- Finally, you will both sign the thesis charter (charte des thèses) with the thesis director, Doctoral School director and the head of the department/unit or welcoming team.
There are several funding opportunities available for post-doctoral stays at UBO, for example, post-graduate grants at the regional government, départemental and/or European level, and funding for research projects. As a first step you should find out the research areas developed in UBO research laboratories and then contact the relevant host research team. Together you will study the different funding options available for your stay, according to the eligibility conditions of the different published opportunities and your course of studies.
One of the different European funding options to develop your project at UBO is the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Individual Fellowship. These are prestigious fellowships awarded by the European Commission that offer young and talented researchers the rare opportunity to set up their own research programmes. Offering generous terms over a one to two year period, fellowships cover salary, mobility contribution, and a family and research allowance (the deadline for submissions is mid-September every year). Further details can be found on the European Commission’s website.