Call is now open for the Pasteur – Paris University International Doctoral program, for students beginning in October 2021.

The Institute Pasteur delighted to inform you that the new call is now open for the Pasteur – Paris University International Doctoral Program, for students beginning in October 2021. This doctoral program began in 2009 in the vibrant research environment of the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, and has grown in each succeeding year. For details, see:


The applications are submitted through a platform. The candidates can find the link with the description of the selection process on our website:   


in the “Current Call” section, or directly here:

After registration, the candidates can see the available projects and submit their applications.

The deadline for candidates to contact laboratories of interest is November 2,

However, we suggest applying immediately to the projects of interest, to have time to be interviewed and selected by the supervisors, the first step of the selection.

This doctoral program is for students who have obtained or will obtain a Master degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences from a non-French University. All students accepted into the program will receive a salary for living expenses and health insurance. The program is run in English, and knowledge of French is not required. Eligibility criteria are listed on the website (see “Application information” and “FAQ”).

If you know some talented undergraduates with a strong passion for science who may be interested in this outstanding opportunity to do a PhD, please give them the attached flyer. We would appreciate it if you would display the flyer at your institutional bulletin board and forward this mail to other colleagues.