Doctoral studies

The doctoral studies (or PhD) consist in writing a PhD thesis which results from the achievement of a research project. During 3 years the student is supervised by a thesis mentor associated to a doctoral school and work on an original subject within one of our Research Labs. By the end of this period, the student defends a thesis and gets awarded the degree of Doctor after the jury’s deliberation.


PhD candidates should hold should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent. Admission is based on academic performances, financial plan and requires a hosting laboratory with a thesis supervisor.


Students usually complete a 1-year Master’s program at the ENSAT before enrolling for a PhDs in one of the Doctoral Schools (see below) but it is possible to directly apply for a PhDs provided there is proven research experience.


Our Doctoral Schools


Our Doctoral schools offer a 3-year long courses and research program leading to the doctoral thesis. In addition to a high-level scientific program, they offer additional courses allowing students to broaden their horizon towards the economic world.


Sciences écologiques, vétérinaires, agronomiques et bio-ingénieries (SEVAB)

  • Ecology, biodiversity and evolution
  • Plant development
  • Agriculture, ecosystems and the environment
  • Enzyme and bacterial engineering
  • Interactions plantes - microorganismes
  • Pathology, toxicology, genetics and nutrition


Sciences de la Matière (EDSDM)

  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Renewable energy resource sciences
  • Material engineering


Temps – Espaces – Sociétés – Cultures (TESC)

  • Archaeology of prehistory in the industrial age
  • Spaces and territories
  • Dynamics of human organisations
  • Productions of knowledge


Sciences de l'univers de l'environnement et de l'espace (SDU2E)

  • Earth Science and Planetary Solids
  • Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Soil, Environment
  • Ecology



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  • CTI
  • Afaq
  • Eurace
  • Groupe INP
  • Université de Toulouse
  • Midi Sup
  • Agreenium
  • Agrisudouest
  • Agrotoulousains
  • Conférence des grandes écoles
  • CNRS
  • INRA