Contribute to science and knowledge

The PhD is a universally world recognized diploma which opens the door to international industrial and academics careers. In a field where employment is highly favorable, our doctors easily get jobs in France and all over the world.


DS4H delivers PhD in:
With Doctoral school in Information and Communication Technologies (ED-STIC) With Doctoral school in Law, Political Science, Economics and Management (ED-DESPEG)

With Doctoral school in Societies, Humanities, Arts and Literature (ED SHAL)

  • Computer Science
  • Automatic, Signal and Image Processing
  • Electronics
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Education Science

DS4H Annual PhD Funding Campaign

DocWalker Program

DocWalker aims to allow DS4H doctoral students to spend a period of 1 to 3 months in an academic research laboratory abroad.

DS4H Annual PhD Funding Campaign

Icarus Program

The Icarus Program awards PhD students and their thesis directors additional money for conference travel and professional equipment.

Why doing a PhD within DS4H?

As a doctoral student at Université Côte d'Azur, you will be provided with a very high-quality hosting environment:

  • Located at the heart of Sophia Antipolis - the biggest science park in Europe
  • DS4H takes support from the local high-level research laboratories with long-standing practices for leading doctoral projects (Inria Méditerranée Research Center, CNRS I3S, CNRS LEAT, Mines ParisTech CMA, Polytech'Lab, GREDEG) and local high-tech firms.
  • Interdisciplinary research options as cross-domain vision lies at the heart of the Digital Systems for Humans Graduate school project.
  • International openness (international events, UlyssEUs Alliance with the universities of Genoa In Italy, Seville in Spain and Innsbruk in Austria. Strong links with the Technical University of Kosice in Slovakia, the University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland and University Laval, Canada). Almost 70% of the PhD students are foreigners.
  • PhD support programs: DocWalker (mobility) and Icarus (conference travel and equipment).
  • Minor optional courses to open to new domains to help boosting your career and employment (no prerequisites needed): Digital Business with SKEMA business school, Entrepreneurship, Digital IP & Law, Smart EdTechs...
  • Individual support from Université Côte d'Azur Welcome Center and Center for Doctoral Studies (housing, administrative procedures, child-care solutions, newcomers meetups...).
  • Active Student association DS4H ADAMS (Digital Systems for Humans Association of Doctoral and Master’s Students): academic and unifying events, after school peer learning meetings, parties…
  • ... and the world-envied French Riviera quality of life!