Preparing for a PhD through the France Excellence Summer Schools program

You are a Bachelor's or a Master’s degree student enrolled in a Chinese university and you would like to do a PhD?

For the fourth edition of the Summer Schools France Excellence 2019, the French embassy in China has selected a variety of summer schools covering specific subjects (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, computer science and humanities). These summer schools will take place in France in July 2019.The France Excellence Summer Schools courses? are taught in English by professors-researchers from French universities of international reputation. The summer schools are made up of guided practical work, training modules to introduction to research, and a first introduction to French language and culture. Taking part in these summer schools must give candidates the opportunity to identify a potential research subject and a thesis supervisor.

An overview of the 2018 France Excellence Summer Schools and a video (not available from China)

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List of Summer School France Excellence 2019

BIOLOGY

Plant Health and Quality
3 weeks in Angers, June 23th to July 13th 2019 - 30 Places - 20,000 CNY

Impact of Food Processing on Human Health
4 weeks in Lille and Beauvais, July 1st to July 26th 2019 - 20 Places - 30,000 CNY

From Molecule to Cell ; Fundamental and Applied Aspects
3 weeks in Paris, July 1st to July 19th 2019 - 15 Places - 25,000 CNY

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry & Environmental Sciences?: Analysis, Characterisation and Remediation Soils and Waters
3 weeks in Clermont-Ferrand and Rennes, June 22th to July 13th 2019 - 20 Places - 20,000 CNY

Sustainable Catalysis : From Fundamental Science to Industrial Practice
4 weeks in Lille, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 30 Places - 30,000 CNY

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry
3 weeks in Strasbourg, July 1st to July 21th? 2019 - 20 Places - 25,000 CNY

ENVIRONMENT

Global Climate? change, Arctic sustainability and environement?
4 weeks in Versailles, July 1st to July 25th? 2019 - 25 Places - 30,000 CNY

Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Bordeaux
4 weeks in Bordeaux, July 1st to July 25th? 2019 - 35 Places - 15,000 CNY

Energy and Environment
4 weeks in Pau, July 1st to July 26th 2019 - 20 Places - 20,000 CNY

MATHS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Data Sciences for Document Analysis and Understanding?
4 weeks in La Rochelle and Paris, July 1st to July 27th? 2019 - 40 Places - 30,000 CNY

Geometry and Data Sciences Interactions and Applications?
4 weeks in Toulouse, July 1st to July 27th? 2019 - 15 Places - 25,000 CNY

PHYSICS

Nanophotonics, Nanoelectronics, and Nanomagnetism - NANO3
3 weeks in Paris, July 1st to July 20th? 2019 - 35 Places - 25,000 CNY

Physics of the Two Infinites?
3 weeks in Marseille and Lyon, July 1st to July 21th? 2019 - 25 Places - 20,000 CNY

ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT

Microwaves, Signal Processing and Diagnostic for Aerospace Engineering
4 weeks in Toulouse, July 1st to July 27th? 2019 - 10 Places - 25,000 CNY

Towards Intelligent and Sustainable Optimisation of Transport Systems - Closed
4 weeks in Valenciennes and Lille, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 30 Places - 30,000 CNY

Aeronautical Engineering - Closed
3 weeks in Paris, July 1st to July 20th? 2019 - 30 Places - 30,000 CNY

Management and Innovation in Europe
4 weeks in Lyon, June 21st to July 19th? 2019 - 5 Places - 35,000 CNY

Smart Cities &? Engineering for Sustainable Architecture
4 weeks in Paris, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 20 Places - 35,000 CNY

Surface & Light - Closed
4 weeks in Saint-étienne, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 20 Places - 30,000 CNY

Additive Manufacturing of Complex Shapes for Construction *
4 weeks in Lille, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 25 Places - 35,000 CNY
*Students in architecture or in engineering can apply

ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE SCIENCES

Additive Manufacturing of Complex Shapes for Construction *
4 weeks in Lille, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 25 Places - 35,000 CNY
*Students in architecture or in engineering can apply

Heritage Valorisation, Economy and Cultural Policies - Closed?
4 weeks in Montpellier, July 1st to July 26th? 2019 - 40 Places - 30,000 CNY

TRANSLATION AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

ISIT Paris : Digital Strategy and Intercultural Communication
4 weeks in Paris, June 24th to July 19th? 2019 - 25 Places - 35,000 CNY

POLITICAL SCIENCES AND ECONOMY

Sciences Po Lille Summer School: EU/International Affairs?
4 weeks in Lille, June 24th to July 19th? 2019 - 30 Places - 30,000 CNY

Sorbonne Schools of Economics Summer School on International Economics and Sustainable Global Development - closed
4 weeks in Paris, June 17th to July 15th? 2019 - 20 Places - 35,000 CNY

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APPLICATION

To apply you must:

  • 1/ connect to the registration platform,
  • 2/ create an account (register) on the platform,
  • 3/ apply to the France Excellence Summer School Program and choose the selected summer school.

You will be informed about your admission between April 8 to April 15th by email. The French Embassy in China will then inform you if you are granted a scholarship. ?

The Summer Schools Program France Excellence is dedicated to Bachelor and Master students who wish to pursue their studies with a PhD. Students should have a good English level and an excellent academic background in the chosen field. The number of places available is limited to guarantee the quality of supervision. A limited number (100) of grants will be attributed by the French Embassy to support exceptional applications. The grant covers the tuition fees (mostly all-inclusive: courses, meals, accommodation, sightseeings, local transportation) and the visa fees, but does not cover trips from China to France and from France to China.
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You will be informed about admission between April 8th to April 15th 2019.
You should find an answer to most of your questions here. Otherwise you can contact the France Excellence Summer School Team at [email protected].