How to apply :

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To apply for a doctorate, candidates must hold :

  • a national master's degree, following a course of study that establishes the candidate's aptitude for research
  • or another diploma conferring the grade of Master, following a course of training or professional experience establishing an aptitude for research
  • or, by way of derogation, a diploma of equivalent level or benefiting from the validation of acquired experience..

To register for a thesis, candidates must choose the institution where they will carry out their doctorate and their thesis supervisor:

École de Management de la Sorbonne (EMS)


Directeurs de recherche (pdf, 107 ko)

École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP)

Mme. Christine ROCQUE

Directeurs de recherche (pdf, 86 ko)

Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE)

M. Christophe FUSTINI

Directeurs de recherche (pdf, 79 ko)

UFR27 (Mathématiques et Informatique) de l’UP1

M. Stéphane MÉLO

Directeurs de recherche (pdf, 87 ko)

  • Application conditions are identical from one school to another.

    The candidate must provide:

    •         A scientific project of at least 5 pages (excluding bibliography) on a theme consistent with the scientific positioning of the ED, i.e. management sciences or management informatics. The project must clearly present a research problem and underline its theoretical and managerial interest. It must precisely define the main research concepts and draw on academic work already written on the subject.
    •     A curriculum vitae outlining the student's academic background and familiarity with management science or business informatics.
    •     Transcripts of grades since the baccalauréat. Any student whose dissertation grade is below 12 will not be admitted to the program.
    •     A letter of support from a research supervisor who undertakes to follow the candidate's thesis if the latter's application is approved.
    •     An opinion from the director of the host laboratory to which the candidate will belong if his/her application is accepted.


Registration procedure Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

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  • Apply online via eCandidat
  • Deadline: From Monday, August 21, 2023, to Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Registration procedure Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Candidates who have found a thesis supervisor must :

    • Apply online via the e-Candidat website
    • Complete the online application form in full
    •  Print the application form
    •  Have the application signed by the thesis supervisor and the teacher-researcher in charge of the host laboratory.
    •  Submit the paper application to the Thesis Department
    •  Paper application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023 (EMS & CRI Laboratory)

    Contents of application :

    •     Letter of recommendation from research supervisor
    •     Passport photo
    •     Curriculum vitae
    •     Photocopy of most recent diploma, with corresponding transcript
    •     For former Paris1 students, copy of student card or certificate of attendance
    •     Letter of motivation
    •     Thesis proposal of around 5 typewritten pages, presenting the future thesis topic, problem, methodology and recent bibliography.
    •     An e-candidate file, to be completed online and printed out

    Liste des pièces à fournir sur e-Candidat (pdf, 630 ko)

    This complete file is to be sent electronically and only electronically to

    Finalization of the administrative registration can begin once the Doctoral School commission has given its approval for registration.

Re-registration (2nd to 6th year) :

In accordance with article 14 of the decree of May 25, 2016, the doctorate is generally prepared over 3 years for candidates who have funding enabling them to benefit from full-time research. In other cases, doctoral studies may take up to 6 years. In this case, a request for exemption must be made at the beginning of each academic year.

Procedures :

1) For progression to 2nd and 3rd year of thesis:

  • Individual Monitoring Committee (IMC) report drawn up by members of the student's monitoring committee
  • Thesis progress report drawn up by the thesis director

All documents must be sent in a single PDF file by email to l for validation by the ED council.

2) For progression to 4th, 5th and 6th year of thesis:

  • Individual Monitoring Committee (IMC) report drawn up by members of the student's monitoring committee
  • Thesis progress report drawn up by the thesis director
  • Thesis progress report written by the student, with percentages of what has been done and what remains to be done.
  • Letter of support from thesis supervisor justifying request to move up a year

The ED Board must approve any move to the 4th, 5th or 6th year. All documents must be sent in a single PDF file by email to par email no later than two days before the next board meetings on 26/10/2023 or 23/11/2023.

Payment deadline for 1st registration and re-registration : Thursday, November 30, 2023

IMPORTANT: In accordance with Article 14 of the decree of May 25, 2016, doctoral research is generally completed in 3 years of full-time equivalent dedicated to research. In other cases, the duration of doctoral research may be up to 6 years at most. The duration of doctoral training for a doctoral candidate with a disability can be extended by the institution's head on a motivated request from the doctoral candidate. If the doctoral candidate has taken maternity leave, paternity leave, child adoption leave, parental leave, sick leave lasting more than 4 consecutive months, or leave of at least 2 months following a work-related accident, the duration of doctoral research is extended if requested by the individual.