MAs are done in two years, M1 and M2. Please note that we seldom take MA students straight into M2. Experience has taught us that students need to get acquainted with our research methods and the French academic system. If you are not a EU student, you need to apply through the Campusfrance website and write a research proposal. CampusFrance will take care of the assessment of your French during the procedure (note that there is a registration fee).
There are two possibilities :
In any case, YOU NEED TO WRITE A RESEARCH PROPOSAL and you may contact professors supervising the different MA specialties for advice. You are encouraged to consult the webpage describing the research interests of the department Faculty as well as the former research topics of previous MA students. You need to have followed curricula related to your research topic. Students with backgrounds other than English studies might be considered, especially for our professionally-oriented MAs in Visual Arts or “Intelligence et Innovation Culturelles“ (note that French is compulsory for this degree). Appointments or skype sessions might be organized to ensure that you can follow our classes in English.
What are the required documents for an MA application through the Paris Diderot e-candidat onterface?
As a EU student, for any application in M1 or M2, the list of documents you have to attach to your e-candidat application are the following:
As well as:
Si vous n’avez pas le niveau d’études requis pour la formation demandée, complétez en plus le dossier de Validation des Acquis des Personnels et Professionnels (VAPP).
If you do not have the degree(s) required to apply to the desired program, you must also complete the form and provided the necessary documents for the VAPP procedure (“Validation des Acquis Personnels et Professionnels”), in order to be allowed to move forward with your application, on the basis of work (or other) experience.
I need to be accepted by your MA programme to get a scholarship. What is the procedure?
Our colleagues specialised in your field can express interest in your research project, but we need the full Campusfrance application to reach a decison and to endorse your application. You need to apply through Campusfrance first, the advice is to enclose a research project. We can write a recommendation letter based on your research project to support your Campusfrance application.
Is there any possibility of being awarded a scholarship?
* International Master’s scholarships program – MIEM see details on the university central pages . DEADLINE Feb 15, 2016, 1700 local time
here for the Bourse Master « Île-de-France »,
Bourse d’accueil d’étudiants étrangers en master. Details and reglementations can be found in French here, the deadline was early March in 2014 for 2014-2015. Note that application files are endorsed and transmitted by a Parisian University, Paris Diderot in our case. You need to plan your application in advance and find a supervisor, preferably by January.
Candidates must be under 30. The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150). Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions. Details here
the grant search engine.
Where can I find more details ?
* Paris Diderot's presentation of our MA
* the complete catalogue of our postgraduate modules
* our Faculty website
* General presentation in English of our MAs
— You may read le guide du doctorant (in French) or download Information in English about a PhD at Sorbonne Paris Cité, aka Paris Diderot and affiliated Parisian universities or in French la plaquette «Faire son doctorat à USPC» en français
What is the duration of the doctoral course?
Limited to three years, especially for students with a PhD grant. Each graduate school has its own rules, but a PhD is usually between three and five years, (potentially more, but only if you work full-time). For linguistics, you should refer to the Graduate School of Linguistics and Language Studies (ED 132 Sciences du langage) (head: Ioana Chitoran, secretary Irène Rasoarinoro
What is the procedure to apply to your university?
You need to write a research proposal, and find a supervisor willing to supervise your PhD. The PhD project has to be accepted by the person in charge of your supervisor’s research team and by the head of the graduate school. For linguistics, a referee (un référent) also has to be appointed. The paperwork for the registation procedure also includes a charter in French describing expectations and obligations.
What is the deadline for enrolling in your PhD programme?
Once you have a formal agreement with a supervisor, you apply on line. The on-line application system is open in July and from the end of August to end of November. See details in French here. There are no courses as such, but PhD candidates have to follow seminars in semester 1 (end of Sept - Dec) or semester 2 (Jan-May).
Is there any possibility of being awarded a scholarship?
PhD grants (‘Contrats doctoraux’) are alloted by each graduate school, based on an evaluation of research proposals pre-selected by the different research teams); a decision is reached in early July. There is an in-person interview with the graduate school board. PhD candidates are strongly encouraged to pursue their MA (M2) at Diderot if they wish to apply for PhD grants through the graduate schools. For the Humanities (English Literature/History/Visual arts), see deadlines on the webpage for the graduate School ED131 (in French). See explanations in French page 5-6 of this document. For Linguistics, refer to the webpage in French for ED 132.
Additional programs exist, but calls for projects and deadlines may vary from year to year
To apply, you must write a research proposal (between three and ten pages + references), and contact a supervisor specialised in your domain with your CV and papers or summary of your MA research.
Does the university provide accommodation for international students?
It does not, as a rule, but arrangements can be made as Paris Diderot has privileged connections with la Cité internationale, the international halls of residence, which has an interface in English.