Registration for the first year of a PhD degree is announced by Oniris’s Senior Management, based on a proposal from the doctoral school’s director, once an opinion has been given by the PhD supervisor and the unit director.
To apply for the first year of a PhD degree, you should:
hold a nationally recognised master’s degree or an equivalent master’s qualification (on an exceptional basis, special dispensation from the requirement of a master’s qualification may be requested and this request will be considered by the doctoral school and the institute – a summary of research experience (internship, publication, etc.) should be submitted with this special request);
have received approval from a PhD supervisor;
have funding for the entire duration of the PhD degree.
Initial submission of PhD proposal and selection of applicant
Unless special arrangements have been made, PhD proposals should be submitted by the PhD supervisor on the online portal "Thèses en Bretagne Loire" (https://theses.doctorat-bretagneloire.fr/). A procedure for selecting applicants should be set up and validated by the doctoral school. Each doctoral school is organised differently.
Put together your application by completing the required information on the Amethis website (https://amethis.doctorat-bretagneloire.fr/amethis-client/login) and downloading the documents listed below. During this stage, you can save your file and come back to it to modify it or add documents. (Incomplete applications cannot be validated and sent to the ED).
For all :
Doctoral Charter signed by thesis director and candidate
STEP thesis declaration form
Request for additional doctoral preparation time (if applicable)
Photocopy of proof of identity (French identity card or French or foreign passport)
Full typed curriculum vitae
Summary of research project approved by thesis supervisor
Proof of thesis funding (copy of employment contract, grant, etc.)
If you hold a French master's degree :
Photocopy of diploma or provisional certificate of graduation
If you hold a French degree not conferring the grade of Master or a foreign degree :
Photocopies of all diplomas obtained (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles), with sworn translations into French for foreign diplomas (unless English).
If you are planning an international co-supervised thesis:
Draft cotutelle agreement (if already drawn up - a cotutelle agreement between the two institutions must be in place)
Certificate of enrolment from the partner university for the current year, if this has already begun (certificate of enrolment to be provided each year for re-registration).
If you are neither an Oniris employee nor on a doctoral contract with Oniris :
"Non-employee Oniris" sheet
Hosting agreement (to be completed)
When submitting documents to Amethis, please respect the following instructions: 1 form or document requested = 1 pdf file. Please save files as follows: NAME-ED NAME-name of document.pdf (example: Elodie MARTIN, ED BS, Curriculum vitae => MARTIN-ED BS- Curriculum vitae)
Once you have completed your application and uploaded the documents, proceed to validate it on the Améthis website. Please note that once this stage has been completed, you will no longer be able to modify your application. Your application will then be validated electronically by your thesis director, laboratory director, the Doctoral School to which you belong, and then by Oniris management.