PhD program with the University of Lille

  • Format

    3 years

  • Languages

    English – French

  • Location


  • Fees

    Fully funded

  • Intake


  • Credits

    60 ECTS


IÉSEG, one of the three institutions that finance and supervise the LEM research laboratory (“Lille Economie Management”), welcomes PhD students of the SESAM Doctoral School in the context of a 3-year program.

Each PhD student will be supervised by one or more thesis directors, including one professor from IÉSEG.

PhD students have to enroll at the SESAM Doctoral School of the University of Lille. IÉSEG covers reimbursements of University tuition fees. PhD students are also employed at IÉSEG, with a permanent contract and a monthly salary, competitive with other European research and academic institutions.

About the University of Lille and its Doctoral School

The University of Lille is a dynamic institution connected with some of the world’s highest-ranking foreign universities and has made international development central to its way of working, courses and research.

The SESAM Doctoral School of the University of Lille covers the fields of economic, social, planning and management sciences.


> Some of the courses are taught either in French or in English only, so PhD students select their courses according to the language(s) they speak. Courses are held in means of seminars, designed to support PhD students to carry out their research thesis.

> It is recommended that PhD students select the seminars to attend with their thesis director(s).

> PhD students should validate 60 ECTS before their thesis defense.

> Three types of seminars allow credits attribution:  disciplinary, crossfunctional and professionally oriented seminars.
(ECTS credits rules available here)


> PhD students will share their time between attending seminars, writing their thesis and teaching courses on the campus at IÉSEG. They are expected to teach 100 hours per year, which means 300 hours throughout the PhD program.

Research thesis

> PhD students will benefit from financial support from IÉSEG to conduct their research and reach their research targets.

> At the end of the third year, PhD students will defend their thesis in either English or French to a jury, which is decisive for the completion of their PhD degree.

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