The scientific environment in the Paris-Saclay area is rich and prestigious: the University of Paris-Saclay on the one hand and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris on the other hand offer training and supervision opportunities covering the entire spectrum of mathematics and its applications.
The Mathematics Foundation Jacques Hadamard (FMJH) offers scholarships for excellence for one or two years to French and foreign students. The member institutions of the FMJH support the Master «Mathematics and applications». The Sophie Germain scholarships are intended for students who wish to enroll in one of the programs of this master in the 1st or 2nd year (except for the track «Formation à l’Enseignement Supérieur en Mathématiques»).
A jury selects the laureates by applying the criteria defined by the Scientific Council of the FMJH, the main selection criterion being excellence. As this program aims to encourage young talents to orientate themselves towards research in mathematics, candidates are asked to pay particular attention to the writing of their study project in their application.
Two calls per year
Each academic year, two calls are successively launched for the upcoming year:
- The first call runs from October to January 31st. It is intended to encourage incoming mobility within the Paris-Saclay area and therefore only concerns students outside this area. Note that foreign students (outside Europe) must apply for a visa. All information on Campus France
The second call takes place from February to May 15th and concerns only the "insiders", i.e. the students who already study on the territory of Paris-Saclay.
All applications will be considered
Every application will be evaluated impartially, regardless of the geographic origin of the applicant.
The application webform
It must be completed online here. It includes:
- Personal information (last name, first name and current mailing address of the candidate);
- The name of the master's program in which the student is applying;
- Transcripts of grades from each institution previously attended during the Bachelor and the 1st year of the Master;
- An academic CV;
- Names and addresses of two faculty references;
- A study project: this document aims to explain who you are and what you expect from your higher education. Your interest in the field and your career goals will be detailed. You may use this document to clarify any unusual items in your resume or transcripts (one page maximum).
The applicants to the first call of the Sophie Germain master’s scholarships can simultaneously apply to a PhD Track scholarship, just by mentioning it in their application form to an M2 master scholarship.
PhD Tracks scholarships
Through the PhD Track scholarships, the FMJH wishes to bring a particular attention to students with very high potential by offering them a financial support during the whole duration of their graduate studies, from master (M2) to PhD.
The duration of the proposed funding is 4 years, the amount of the proposed financial support is:
- 10.000 € for the master year (M2), an indemnity covering tuition fees (about 500 € for a year), for foreign students a fixed compensation of a maximum amount of 2000 € per year calculated on a scale according to their country of origin (this flat-rate contribution is intended to cover travel expenses for a round trip and visa fees) and another advantage a housing is booked for you (you must pay the rent);
- During the 3 years of PhD, the equivalent of a doctoral contract based on the French legislation which is currently 1866 € gross monthly.
How does it work?
Funded students must meet the academic requirements of the master's program and develop a PhD project with a supervisor from the Hadamard Mathematics Doctoral School. Once the master's degree is validated, the Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics board must validate the PhD project so that the student can benefit from additional funding to pursue his/her doctorate.
After a pre-selection among the laureates of the Sophie Germain M2 master’s scholarships, the candidates will be auditioned by the attribution jury. The auditions will be held in French or English by videoconference.