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FRENCH GOVERNMENT DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME MOPGA-CHINA

Research is undeniably the best investment for the future. The Université Paris-Saclay is launching a program called MOPGA, Make Our Planet Great Again, for young Chinese researchers who wish to confront major environmental issues and climate change management. The brilliant young students selected will benefit from thesis grants (BGF) in the laboratories of the 14th best university in the world (ARWU 2020), Université Paris-Saclay,

 

Program content

All of our 21 Doctoral Schools may be concerned.

  • Agriculture, alimentation, biologie, environnement, santé (ABIES)
  • Droit Economie Management (DEM)
  • Ecole Doctorale Physique en Ile-de-France
  • Interfaces
  • Sciences Chimiques : Molécules, Matériaux, Instrumentalisation et Biosystèmes (2MIB)
  • Sciences du végétal : du gène à l'écosystème (SEVE)
  • Sciences Sociales et Humanités (SSH)
  • Astronomie et Astrophysique d'Ile-de-France
  • Ecole doctorale de mathématique Hadamard (EDMH)
  • Electrical, Optical, Bio : PHYSICS_AND_ENGINEERING (EOBE)
  • Particules, Hadrons, Energie, Noyau, Instrumentation, Imagerie, Cosmos et Simulation (PHENIICS)
  • Sciences de l'environnement d'Ile-de-France
  • Sciences et technologie de l'information et de la communication (STIC)
  • Signalisations et réseaux intégratifs en biologie (BIOSIGNE)
  • Cancérologie, Biologie, Médecine, Santé
  • Ecole Doctorale Ondes et Matière
  • Innovation thérapeutique du fondamental à l'appliqué
  • Santé Publique
  • Sciences du sport, de la motricité et du mouvement humain (SSMMH)
  • Sciences mécaniques et énergétiques, matériaux et géosciences - SMEMAG
  • Structure et dynamique des systèmes vivants

Learn more about all the doctoral schools 

All the laboratories of the Université Paris-Saclay, of the large perimeter can be concerned. 

Complete list of laboratories

The successful candidates will be granted the status of Boursier by the French Government (easier visa process, social coverage, access to housing...).

The successful candidates will receive a French Government scholarship of 1 415 € / month from the French Embassy in China. This scholarship will be valid for a period of 36 months.

The successful candidates will be granted the status of Boursier by the French Government (easier visa process, social coverage, access to housing...).

The professional future of doctors, and in particular those who have prepared their thesis under international cotutelle, is closely examined at the Université Paris-Saclay. Detailed statistics are available here: https://enquetes-sphinx.u-psud.fr/PHdFutur/PhDs_Future/PhDs_Future.htm

The international cotutelle PhD is a real asset for career development. 32% are very satisfied with their professional situation and 54% are satisfied.  75% are satisfied or very satisfied with their salary. 82%, three years after their thesis, are active in research, either in the academic field or outside it.

How to be admitted to the French government's MOPGA-China program?

Application requirements

Students of Chinese nationality currently registered in a Chinese higher education institution are eligible to apply.
Students must hold or be in the process of obtaining a Master's degree.

 

Research themes

Thesis projects in one of the following four research areas are eligible:

  • Earth System Science,
  • Climate change and sustainability science,
  • Energy transition,
  • Societal challenges of environmental issues,

More information about the themes 

 

Application process

Reminder: Students of Chinese nationality currently registered in a Chinese higher education institution are eligible to apply.

The student will apply on ADUM by selecting a subject of the programme.

  • Applications must be submitted by January 04 2022

 

2022 Calendar - Candidates

  • Opening of applications: December 06 2021 (registered in ADUM).
  • Closing date for applications: january 04 2022 (23:59 CET)
  • Selection of candidates: January 05 - February 23 2022
  • Notification of results: February 28 2022
  • Arrival of students in French institutions from September 2022

Application form

The application file must contain (in a single pdf file) which will be submitted on ADUM, in addition to any documents requested by the doctoral school:

  • A resume
  • A motivation letter
  • A copy of an identity document
  • Documentary proof of registration in a Chinese higher education institution for the academic year 2021-2022
  • A recommendation letter
  • Latest academic transcript or grade certificate 

Proposed thesis subjects

Contact

For any questions, please contact: doctorat.mopga-chine@universite-paris-saclay.fr