Apply for a UPPA thesis offer

Apply for a UPPA thesis offer

Thesis offer available on the ADUM platform

To apply for a UPPA thesis published on the ADUM platform, select 'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour' in the search by Institution, then choose the doctoral school 'Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)'. The application procedures are indicated in each offer.

UPPA specific calls for projects

Cross-border joint PhD thesis

UPPA and its cross-border partners (UNIZAR, UPV/EHU, and UPNA) issue annual calls for projects (AAPs) to fund co-supervised theses. The Centre for Doctoral Studies manages these AAPs.

UNITA’s joint PhD thesis

UPPA and its partners in the UNITA  European alliance launch calls for projects to fund co-supervised doctoral theses in order to promote research collaboration with the alliance's partner universities.

Choral Cofund

As part of the UNITA Alliance, 14 excellent Doctoral Candidates will enrol the CHORAL programme in Cultural Heritage.

Coordinated by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, CHORAL (Cultural Heritage Outreach in RomAnce Languages) is a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska Curie programme co-funded by the European Union. It is tied to the Cultural Heritage Hub, an international research network within the Unita Alliance, which structures its research ecosystem facing cultural related challenges.

CHORAL aims to train high-quality international researchers and to encourage the development of interdisciplinary, international and inter-sectoral research that addresses any aspect of Cultural Heritage.  

The successful candidates will enrol in PhD programs under joint supervision that will require an international mobility. Choral students will benefit from dedicated events and a tailored doctoral training programme.

Applications are open until March 22nd, 2024 for 14 grants on 25 PhD research topics in 7 universities of the UNITA Alliance (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Università di Torino, Universidad de Zaragoza, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Universidad Pública de Navarra and Universitatea Transilvania din Brașov) for  fully funded  3-years PhDs, starting on fall 2024.

Why undertake a CHORAL PhD?

  • Get high quality training and research guaranteed by the expertise of the UNITA Alliance Research Laboratories within the dedicated Cultural Heritage Hub.
  • Collaborate with partners and international leaders in Cultural Heritage.
  • Enjoy dedicated support: from reception to professional integration.
  • To be a player in the social, economic and cultural transformation of rural and cross-border mountain territories.
  • Benefit from dedicated mobility and travel allowances and research costs support.
  • Graduated with a double degree from 2 different European Universities. 

Doctorate for disabled students

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research is offering funding contracts to encourage students with disabilities to pursue doctoral studies. Eligible candidates are those who have submitted a thesis project and are recognized as being eligible for compulsory employment. (more info)

Specialised websites

You can find many thesis offers, including those from UPPA, on the following websites :