International mobility

International mobility

The doctoral school, through its research units and institutions, has numerous partnerships with international research units. This allows PhD students to work abroad during their PhD. PhD students thus have the opportunity to learn new working methods or new techniques. The two main ways to achieve these objectives are international mobility and cotutelles.

ED MathSTIC's international mobility grants

One of the missions of doctoral schools is to foster the acquisition of a broad scientific culture including knowledge of the international research framework. ED MathSTIC attaches particular importance to the European and international openness of its PhD students. Thus, apart from the other possibilities for financing international mobility projects, the ED MathSTIC Council at its meeting on 5 April 2018 decided to allocate almost 30% of its budget to support the international mobility projects of its PhD students.

The first 2018-19 application campaign for ED MathSTIC outgoing mobility grants is launched.

  • This document describes how to apply.
  • The application form can be found here.

Other international mobility grants

There are several other possibilities for financing international mobility grants, notably Rennes Métropole, the Brittany Region, etc. Ask your laboratory and/or the MathSTIC Doctoral School secretary of your site for more information.

International joint supervision

The cotutelle is a program allowing a PhD student to complete his thesis by being enrolled both in a French institution and in a foreign institution.

Outgoing mobility grants from the Regional Council of Brittany for  Brittany PhD students - Call for applications

The Ecole des docteurs of the Université Bretagne Loire sets up a programme of outgoing mobility grants funded by the Regional Council of Brittany for PhD students who wish to carry out a research project in Europe or at an international level.

Duration of the scholarship: from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 5 months.
Amount of the grant: 1000 € per month. The total amount allocated to a winner includes travel expenses.
Departure date: Between January and December 2019

The grant amount will be paid directly to your registration institution. You will undertake to return a satisfaction questionnaire after the mobility, a short report and a financial report after the mobility.

How to build up your file?
- A detailed curriculum vitae of the candidate (including also the projects already completed and the list of publications, involvement in projects)
- A letter of motivation from the candidate
- A letter of advice given and motivated by the Director of the Breton laboratory
- A letter of invitation from the host institution or laboratory indicating the dates of the stay

You will find details (sorry in French) of the international mobility call on the website of the Université Bretagne Loire at the following address: https://u-bretagneloire.fr/services/doctorants/programme_of_mobility_grants

Contrary to the date of 25 March indicated on the call web site and for internal organizational reasons at ED MathSTIC, the file must be completed in French and returned before 20 March 2019 to the secretary in charge of mobility on your site.