Drapeau de la France9th & 10th December 2019 - Le Nouveau Siècle (https://www.lenouveausiecle.fr/)
Check out our PhD Welcome video here !

                                 Important: Registration deadline: 12th November 2019 2pm


The purpose of this seminar in English is to welcome international PhD students arriving in France for their first doctoral year and to facilitate their integration by:

  • giving them to opportunity to start building a network that will continue to develop as they work on their thesis
  • providing them with all the practical, logistic and legal information they need to quickly and easily integrate
  • offering to teach them about the general culture of the country and the region
  • giving them information about preparing a PhD in France
  • organizing activities to facilitate their social integration (cultural visits, alumni testimonials).


9th December 2019
09:00 am Welcome coffee
10:00 am Poster session
12:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm Intercultural workshop - Animated by : Clara MALKASSIAN, Manon CROZET - Elan interculturel
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Initiation to local and French culture - Animated by : Benoît GUILLEUX - Comité régional du tourisme et des congrès Hauts-de-France
4:15 pm Cultural city tour in Lille (Lille connect)
6:15 pm Aperitif (Le Vivat)
7:30 pm Party, traditional restaurant in Lille (L’Omnia)

10th December 2019
09:00 am Welcome coffee
10:00 am Doing a PhD in France - Animated by : Kamal LMIMOUNI, Justine BERG - ComUE LNF
11:15 am Euraxess, French For Foreigners, other practical information - Animated by : Philippe DUCAMP, Justine BERG ComUE - LNF with the participation of the International office - University of Lille
12:30 pm Lunch break
1:30 pm The employment of foreign Phd’s in France and its specificities Animated by : Bérénice KIMPE - ABG
2:30 pm The French social security system - Animated by : Aldjia LAAMARI - CPAM Roubaix/Tourcoing
3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm Roundtable: foreign Phd’s share their experience! - Animated by : Stephania KOSSMAN, Mauro FREITAS, Mohammad ABUHASIRAH, Ncamisile KHANYILE


The seminar welcomes 1st year PhD students who:

  • registered in their 1st doctoral year in a doctoral school of the Nord – Pas-de-Calais

  • were not living in Lille during the year prior to their registration for the seminar


To participate in the seminar, you must: 

1. subscribe online 

2. Complete and have the application form signed 

3. Make a poster (max. 5 min presentation per person + 3 min questions, in which you introduce yourself, as well as your research topic)

           *** Free seminar (registration and restoration costs are covered) ***


You will receive a confirmation email.