Call for applications: three doctoral contracts in computer science for the start of the 2024 academic year

The Graduate Programme in Computer Science of the University Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) will fund three (3) PhD grants (“doctoral contracts”) for the start of the 2024 academic year (September or October 2024). Applications are open to all, regardless of nationality. If admitted, the student will have to register as a PhD student in computer science and prepare his or her thesis in one of the PSL research centres. Priority will be given to co-supervision between two PSL institutions and co-supervision between a PSL institution and an institution abroad.

This scheme, based on academic excellence, is open to students who have completed (or are in the process of completing)

Candidates and their supervisors submit an application for admission to the doctoral programme and the award of a doctoral contract. The contract will cover three years of thesis (as an indication, 2100 €/month gross in 2024-2025 for a first year doctoral student, i.e., approximately 1590 € net after taxes). The tuition (380 € per year in 2023) and campus life (CVEC, 100 € per year in 2023) remain payable by the students at the time of their administrative registration.

To apply, first fill in the application form then upload a unique PDF file named {name of the phd candidate}_{name of the phd supervisor}.pdf containing the following on this online application:

Deadline for receipt of applications: Tuesday 14 May 2024 at 23:55.

If you are a potential advisor, do not hesitate to contact us ( if you have any questions, or to inform us of your intention to apply.


Three doctoral contracts were awarded, following the call for applications, to the following students:

The following students are in a supplementary list, in this order:

  1. Roland Andrews
  2. Arie Wortsman
  3. Hrishikesh Venkataraman
  4. Louis Kurdyk
  5. Samuel Vivien