Apply for a PhD

or apply for a Post-Doc

This site presents research projects proposed by Laboratories of the Ecoles Centrale of Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, and Paris.

They have been established in the framework of the cooperation agreement signed between these five scientific / teaching French establishments and the China Scholarship Council.

These research projects are proposed to Chinese students in order to prepare PhD in one of the French laboratories of Ecoles Centrale with the financial support of the China Scholarship Council.

The detailed descriptions of the subject are given in files that could be read with Acrobat Reader. Please refer to the following table that summarizes the subjects.

In order to submit your candidature for one or more research subjects, you should:

  1. Fill in the form accessible here (submission form).
  2. Deposit the following documents (use only pdf) These documents are to be provided in a zipped folder while filling the submission form.

After the submission form is filled (available above), candidates must also complete an online application form and submit a completed employer reference form to CSC. These forms are available at

One copy of the signed CSC application form plus the completed employer reference form must be posted to CSC before the application deadline (December 8, 2017). Candidates must also post to CSC before the application deadline the original version of all the application documents submitted to the Ecoles Centrale of Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Paris.

Please notice the liaison Information at the CSC:

WANG Zhao, Project officer
Division of European Affairs
China Scholarship Council
Level 13, Building A3,
No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue.
Beijing 100044.

Tel: 86-10-6609 3931
Fax: 86-10-6609 3929

Please notice the liaison Information at the Ecole Centrale Group:

Bâtiment E6, 1er étage
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
36, Avenue Guy de Collongue
69134 Ecully Cedex

Tel: + 33 607451516
Fax: + 33 472189144

The following agenda is planned: