How to apply

Joining the Graduate School

Students can join the Graduate School either at Master's or at Doctorate level. Each year, an average of 9 Master's students and 10 Doctorate students enrol in EURIDOL. All EURIDOL Students have to be registered at the University of Strasbourg. Information on specific procedures for Master's and Doctorate students is provided in the dedicated sections hereafter.


Master Admission Procedure

Step 1 - Admission to the University of Strasbourg

You need first to be admitted in one of the three Master tracks in Neuroscience of the Faculty of Life Sciences, or in the Master of Clinical cognitive neuropsychology of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Strasbourg:

Joint Master in Neuroscience (JMN, fully taught in English),

Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégrées (NCI, taught in French and English),

Neurosciences Cognitives (NCO, taught in French and English),

Neuropsychologie Cognitive Clinique(NCC, taught in French and English).


Admission procedure for a Master's degree at a French university depends on the nationality and country of origin.

If you are French, EU citizen or if your country is not one of the 65 listed on Campus France,apply through the National Master Admission Platform "Mon Master" . You may read the platform's FAQs or contact the platform for any assistance.


Students are considered “Europeans” if they have the nationality of one of the 27 countries of the European Union, of a country from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein), Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra.

Source: Campus France

If you are non-European citizen and your country belongs to the following 65 countries, apply through CAMPUS FRANCE to follow the "Etudes en France" procedure:

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

Information on specific admission procedures to a Master's degree at a French university is available on the Campus France website:


Non-European living in Europe

Residing in a country affected by the "Etudes en France" procedure

Non-European or living in a country affected by the “Etudes en France” procedure


Step 2 - Admission to EURIDOL Graduate School of Pain

While admission in a Master's programme of the Faculties of Life Sciences or psychology is necessary, it does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School of Pain.

An information meeting on the EURIDOL training programme is proposed to Master's students who have been accepted in one of the three Master's tracks in Neuroscience at the University of Strasbourg. This meeting is organised during the first Master's year.

Following this information session, interested students submit their application to EURIDOL. A very good academic record, English language skills as well as a letter of application showcasing the motivation for the 5-year integrated training programme will be key for admission. 

Candidates will be informed about their admission to EURIDOL towards the end of the first year of their Master's studies.

You can also send a formal e-mail to the EURIDOL school management at the following address: euridol[at]


New EURIDOL Master's admission calendar:

The EURIDOL admission for Master's Students will be conducted during the second semester of Master 1 (in May/June).

Interested students must:

(i) have chosen at least one of the three NeuroStra Teaching Units (UE "Introduction to Pain" / UE "Time in Perception and Action" / UE "Mecanisms of Neurodegeneration") during their second semester of Master 1,


(ii) have done / plan to conduct an internship before the start of Master 2. In case of doubt, students should Contact the Pedagogic Director, Prof. Meggane Melchior



Doctorate Admission Procedure

If you are holding a Master's degree in Neuroscience, Chemistry, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Medicine (or equivalent); and are planning to start a PhD project on pain (1st year) in a EURIDOL research team, you may wish to join EURIDOL.


5 ways to become a EURIDOL Doctoral Student

1) The EURIDOL Neuroscience path

You have done your Master's degree with EURIDOL and wish to continue with a thesis in a EURIDOL team on a pain-related topic.

Keep in mind that you need to secure a thesis funding, either through the annual EURIDOL call for PhD-grant,  the Doctoral School contest, or any other funding source.

2) Direct entry as EURIDOL doctorate (4 possibilities)

You have not done your Master's degree with EURIDOL but you have secured a PhD-grant for a thesis in a EURIDOL research team with funding from:

  1. Doctoral schools’ contest or other funding (CNRS, CIFRE, ...), or

  2. EURIDOL Disciplinary PhD-call (pharmaco-chemistry, HSS, clinical neuroscience, fundamental neuroscience), or

  3. EURIDOL Interdisplinary PhD-call (favouring links between teams of different disciplines), or

  4. EURIDOL Thematical PhD-call (whichever the discipline).

For any inqueries related to the EURIDOL entry ways you may contact the school management.

All EURIDOL Doctoral Students have to be registered in one of the Doctoral Schools at the University of Strasbourg.


Enrolment to EURIDOL as PhD-student

Situation 1: Your thesis is funded by EURIDOL

  Your enrolment in EURIDOL is mandatory.

Situation 2: Your have another thesis funding (Doctoral School, CNRS, CIFRE, ....)

  You have the possibility to apply to EURIDOL if you conduct your thesis in a EURIDOL research team on a pain-related topic. If you are interested, please contact the EURIDOL school management at euridol[at] and inform your thesis director about your wish.

Whether you are in Situation 1 or Situation 2, you will need to register at EURIDOL at the beginning of your 1st year of your thesis (in September/October).
To request the application form, please send an e-mail to the school manager.


EURIDOL Doctorate Admission check-list

  • You need to secure a PhD funding (Doctoral School / CNRS / EURIDOL / CIFRE / ... ).
  • You need to register in one of the Doctoral Schools of the University of Strasbourg.
  • You need to submit an application for registration to EURIDOL in September/October.