PhD dissertation

Update : 05/04/2020

Training in research through research.

What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international


This three-year training program, taken after earning a master’s degree, is today an essential prerequisite for a student wishing to engage in research activities within public institutions, large companies or international organizations.

At Montpellier SupAgro, the training of PhD students is carried out in close cooperation with other universities and research organizations in and around Montpellier.


  • precision farming, ICT
  • agronomy, agroecology
  • agrifood, food science, nutrition, process engineering
  • plant breeding
  • biodiversity knowledge and management
  • agriculture and rural development, farms and farm organizations
  • water
  • ecotechnologies, green chemistry
  • educational innovation and digital learning
  • lifestock systems, pastoralism
  • information technology and biostatistics
  • markets, sectors and agricultural and agrifood companies
  • collaborative networks and practices (methods and tools)
  • Mediterranean and tropical countries
  • agricultural and environmental policies
  • plant protection
  • natural resources, environment, territories
  • vine and wine
  • Programme

    Language of instruction : In French and English

    The programme provides an initial professional experience that allows PhD students to acquire not only scientific skills in multidisciplinary fields, but also to develop transversal skills and knowledge of economics.

  • Admissions

    Candidates must have obtained within the past 4 years a Master of Science degree or the equivalent in the discipline chosen for the PhD.

    Exceptions may be granted by Montpellier SupAgro, upon request from the PhD school, for candidates who do not hold the equivalent of a master's degree if they can demonstrate that their prior education or experience is the equivalent of the required level.

    To apply, applicants must provide:

    1. recommendations from a supervisor and a host laboratory belonging to one of the PhD schools in which Montpellier SupAgro is involved
    2. a defined dissertation topic
    3. proof of sufficient funding for the entire duration of the dissertation
  • Careers

    PhD studies constitute the final stage of training through research. As a full-fledged training in innovation and creativity, a PhD represents a stepping stone to many professions requiring high-level technical skills and a strong ability to handle complex problems, and serves as a passport for international careers.


Each year: €380 + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Pay CVEC online


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