Apply for a UPPA thesis offer


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Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

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Apply for a UPPA thesis offer

Thesis offer available on the ADUM platform

To apply for a UPPA thesis published on the ADUM platform, select 'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour' in the search by Institution, then choose the doctoral school 'Sciences Exactes et leurs Applications (SEA)'. The application procedures are indicated in each offer.

UPPA specific calls for projects

Cross-border joint PhD thesis

UPPA and its cross-border partners (UNIZAR, UPV/EHU, and UPNA) issue annual calls for projects (AAPs) to fund co-supervised theses. The Centre for Doctoral Studies manages these AAPs.

UNITA’s joint PhD thesis

UPPA and its partners in the UNITA  European alliance launch calls for projects to fund co-supervised doctoral theses in order to promote research collaboration with the alliance's partner universities.

Choral Cofund

As part of the UNITA Alliance, 14 excellent Doctoral Candidates will enrol the CHORAL programme in Cultural Heritage.

Coordinated by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, CHORAL (Cultural Heritage Outreach in RomAnce Languages) is a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska Curie programme co-funded by the European Union. It is tied to the Cultural Heritage Hub, an international research network within the Unita Alliance, which structures its research ecosystem facing cultural related challenges.

CHORAL aims to train high-quality international researchers and to encourage the development of interdisciplinary, international and inter-sectoral research that addresses any aspect of Cultural Heritage.  

The successful candidates will enrol in PhD programs under joint supervision that will require an international mobility. Choral students will benefit from dedicated events and a tailored doctoral training programme.

Applications are open until March 22nd, 2024 for 14 grants on 25 PhD research topics in 7 universities of the UNITA Alliance (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Università di Torino, Universidad de Zaragoza, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Universidad Pública de Navarra and Universitatea Transilvania din Brașov) for  fully funded  3-years PhDs, starting on fall 2024.

Why undertake a CHORAL PhD?

  • Get high quality training and research guaranteed by the expertise of the UNITA Alliance Research Laboratories within the dedicated Cultural Heritage Hub.
  • Collaborate with partners and international leaders in Cultural Heritage.
  • Enjoy dedicated support: from reception to professional integration.
  • To be a player in the social, economic and cultural transformation of rural and cross-border mountain territories.
  • Benefit from dedicated mobility and travel allowances and research costs support.
  • Graduated with a double degree from 2 different European Universities. 

Doctorate for disabled students

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research's "Contrat doctoral Handicap" campaign has been renewed for 2024. Its aim is to encourage students with disabilities to pursue their studies at doctoral level, by offering contract funding to those presenting a thesis project and recognized as benefiting from the employment obligation.


Send an e-mail to admin.ced @ BY MARCH 08, 2024 (deadline)

    1. A copy of your Bachelor's and Master's transcripts.
    2. A curriculum vitae showing the relationship between the training and the thesis project.
    3. Thesis proposal (3 pages maximum) in PDF format, with three-year timetable - relevance and feasibility - motivational statement.
    4. A copy of the notification of the decision to grant disabled worker status (RQTH) or a copy of the acknowledgement of receipt of the application file from the MDPH.

UPPA application calendar

Opening of the call for applications

Monday, February 12, 2024

End of the call for applications

Friday, March 8, 2024 (6pm)

Selection committee meeting

Between March 11 and 14, 2024

Results sent to the laboratory(ies) concerned for audition

March 15, 2024

Completed file returned by laboratory to CED

Thursday April 25, 2024 at the latest


Once the local selection process has been completed, the CED forwards the applications to the Ministry, where they will be examined by the "Doctorat Handicap" Scientific Committee, made up of scientific advisors attached to the General Directorate for Higher Education and Professional Integration. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision at the end of June.

Specialised websites

You can find many thesis offers, including those from UPPA, on the following websites :