PhD Students Questions

What will happen with PhD thesis defences scheduled during the isolation period? Will they be postponed? Whom can I contact for more information?

Requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis with the concern of preserving the interests of the student. The thesis defence is an important moment in an academic career and it should take place in the best possible conditions.

The PhD Defence will take place online unless the student and the members of his or her committee request a derogation to the office of the Director of Studies ( The Defence could then take place at the Maison de la Paix provided that all health precautions and respected. 

For PhD academic related questions please reach out to the academic adviser, Dr Laurent Genthon-Neury or to the PhD secretariat

What about PhD thesis that require field work, not possible now due to travel bans?

PhD students may request an extension of six months (without payment of tuition fees) upon a duly motivated request to the Director of Studies Office ( by 30 April at the latest, with the agreement of the thesis supervisor.