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Questions tagged [france]

On standards or conventions specific to France's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or elsewhere in Europe.

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Worldwide Dissertation Database? or French, German, Italian ones?

Is there a global/worldwide database of dissertations? If not, how can I access French, German, Italian, etc. dissertations online?
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Can you do paid external work under a PhD contract in France?

If someone has a PhD contract in France and wants to work during summer for instance, is it fine if that person receives any external support during that time, outside the PhD contract support?
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What is the history of teaching assistants (TAs) in France?

I know that in France, as late as the early 20th century, although I'm not sure if this is true now, a university student (undergrad or grad?) would take a nationwide concours exam to receive the ...
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What is the process for PhD applications and contacting professors in France?

I would like to apply to a PhD program in France, but I am having trouble understanding the admission process. How should/could I submit my application? Is it proper to contact the Professor I would ...
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How to get a PhD (doctorat) in France?

I previously asked this question in Mathematics.SE (which is now removed from that site): How to be a professor and a researcher in academia if I only have a baccalauréat in maths and don't have ...