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Thesis registration


1st September 2014 to 22 December 2014

For thesis contracts,

Deadline: 24 September 2014

Cyril Bidoli :
Tel.: +33 (0)1 64 53 32 10 - E-mail:
Hours open to the public: Monday to Thursday, from 9.00 to 11.45 and 13.00 to 16.00

Registration for first year of PhD studies

In the 2010-2011 academic year, PhD students whose thesis supervisor is a member of EDOM (Ecole Doctorale Ondes et Matière) will be registered for the first year of their PhD studies at Institut d’Optique Graduate School. Students must first register with the Institut d’Optique Graduate School's Human Resources Department then sign their thesis contract with the HR department of the organisation where they are employed (UPS, CNRS, etc.).

First year PhD registration process:

The registration process is split into two parts: an administrative part and a scientific part. The latter is managed by the thesis advisers and the director of the PhD school. The administrative part is managed by Institut d’Optique Graduate School's human resources department. PhD students must complete both pages of the initial registration application and have it signed first by their thesis supervisor and laboratory director, then by the thesis adviser and the PhD school director:

Thesis adviser: Pierre Chavel. +33 (0)6 07 59 20 87, Office N2-16. By appointment.

EDOM director: Bernard Bourguignon (Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Bâtiment 350 - 91405 Orsay. Executive assistant: Martine Basset +33 (0)1 69 15 75 26). By appointment and preferably immediately after meeting with Pierre Chavel.

List of documents to be provided to Institut d’Optique Graduate School's HR department

1 - Photocopy of your French DEA or French Master of Research degree. If you hold another French degree or a foreign degree, you must request recognition of the credits obtained at the other institution. If your credits are recognised by the committee, you may register as a student at Institut d’Optique Graduate School.

2 - Application for initial registration signed by your thesis supervisor, the thesis adviser and the director of the PhD school. Note: Institut d’Optique Graduate School's HR department will obtain the signature of Institut d’Optique Graduate School's General Director for you.

Registration_consent (in French) (PDF/51.58 kB)

3 - Registration form to be completed

Thesis registration form (in French) (PDF/105.52 kB)

4 - Thesis charter signed in duplicate.

5 - Two cheques made payable to Institut d’Optique Graduate School: one for registration fees for your PhD studies and another for student health insurance (sécurité sociale étudiante). The registration fees are provided in the document below.

Fees (in French) (PDF/14.79 kB)

6 - Student health insurance (sécurité sociale étudiante):

EMPLOYED STUDENTS: You must provide an up-to-date copy of your certificat d'affiliation (a document proving you are registered in the French healthcare system). To obtain a copy, contact the Personnel Department of Paris XI (Service du Personnel de Paris XI, Bât. 490, Campus d'Orsay).

7 - Applications by foreign PhD students for residence permits (cartes de séjour):

Applications for residence permits will be completed by Institut d’Optique Graduate School's human resources department.


Philippe Bouyer &  Pierre Chavel
Head of Research
Tél 33 5 40 00 37 94 / 33 1 64 53 33 03