Call for applications for the Masters & Ph.D. program of the Graduate School in Mathematics and Computer Science (EUR PGS-M&CS)

The Graduate School in Mathematics and Computer Science (PGS-M&CS) is one of the schools labeled by the French Government as a EUR (Ecole Universitaire de Recherche). It is unique in the domains of mathematics and computer science.

This Graduate School is a high-level international school. It is supported by three local master programs: Mathematics, Computer Science, Image and Networks Engineering. Three laboratories of Sorbonne Paris Nord University (Paris 13 University) with almost 200 permanent staff, all three part of a joint research federation, actively participate in this EUR:

  • Computer Science Laboratory of Paris-Nord (LIPN, UMR Sorbonne Paris Nord and CNRS, https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/en/home/)
  • Analysis, Geometry and Applications laboratory (LAGA, UMR Sorbonne Paris Nord and CNRS, https://math.univ-paris13.fr/laga/index.php/en/)
  • Treatment and Transport of Information laboratory (L2TI, Sorbonne Paris Nord, https://www-l2ti.univ-paris13.fr/)
    The interactions and complementarity of their researchers will be widely used.

The curriculum consists of a 2-years master, followed by a 3-years doctorate. Applications are made online and allow for integrating the master in the first or the second year. A specific call takes place for doctorates.
The training includes basic and advanced courses, personalized projects carried out alone or in a group, laboratory internships and modules and general knowledge modules. The courses offered, provided on-demand in English, issue from the three local masters, and can be supplemented by lessons from the SUP GALILEE engineering school or from external masters (in particular from the University of Paris or from Sorbonne University). Courses can be delivered in a conventional manner, in reverse pedagogy, videoconference or MOOC type.

Personalized projects give students the opportunity to face open problems, either theoretical or experimental in a fablab. Each student is tutored by a (teacher)-researcher from one of the laboratories, in order to refine the construction of their scientific career.

Female students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Starting date

The scholarship starts each year on September,1st. It is mandatory for PGS-M&CS EUR laureates to be in Paris on September 1st to benefit from intensive french courses and to complete the administrative procedures.

NOTA: Due to coronavirus pandemic, this year may begin later than September.

The scholarship

Whatever the country of origin, applications are made online on the EUR website: https://eur.univ-paris13.fr/en

In addition, if you live in one of the countries or regions listed below, you must submit your application on the Campus France platform (www.campusfrance.org).
If you are in another case, contact the French Embassy in your country.
List of countries and regions concerned: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam.

Note that at Sorbonne Paris Nord University, students all pay the same registration fees (€243/year plus €91/year of student life membership).
Students pursuing a thesis in a EUR laboratory will be funded by a 3-year doctoral contract.

The best candidates will be offered a master’s scholarship. The scholarship is €600/month, supplemented by €400/month for those in need of housing assistance. It lasts 12 months for students in M1, 10 months for students in M2.
The EUR administrative service may offer university accommodation on preferential conditions. In addition, the EUR will finance a round trip home/university each year.

Administrative and scientific support

The EUR administrative team helps every student to be well integrated in the Paris Region. The team also helps them with any administrative procedures such as University registration, medical care or visa procedure.

Laureates benefit from a scientific supervision and a follow-up of their school results:
* Advice on courses: The laureates benefit from personalized advice from a tutor from one of the laboratories who will be his/her tutor for one or two years. The tutor advises his/her student on what courses to choose, depending on his/her previous education and plans for further studies. He/she can also give advice on what to do after the first year of master and help his/her students consider the option of further studies at the end of the master.
* Direction of studies: The EUR director of studies regularly checks on the scientific progress of PGS-M&CS students. Individual support, delivered by doctoral students for example, can be set up on a case-by-case basis.
* For non-French speaking students : On-demand, lectures will be given in English. Trainings to learn French as a foreign language is also locally proposed. However it is advised for students who do not speak any French to undertake some intensive training before the beginning of the school year, in their host university.

Jury

Selection is made on the basis of the excellence of each student’s academic in the Bachelor years.
The decision is made by the PGS-M&CS Scientific Committee.
The committee will only consider applications for which all the requested documents have been uploaded by the closing date of the call.

Important dates

Application deadline: May 30, 2020
Announcement of selected applications: June 15, 2020