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Yes. However, applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrolment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was obtained

ESRF does not have a strict age limit. However, we would like to point out that the average age of our 1st year students is 25.

Yes, we welcome applications from all nationalities. Please note though that as a general rule priority will be given to member state applicants.

No. There is no difference in stipend levels between member and non-member state students.

No. We do not require any, but would like to point out that proficiency in English, both written and verbal, is a prerequisite to enter the ESRF International PhD Programme.

Your application should be supported by a minimum of two academic reference letters.

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