Gap year/semester

AStroParis grants for individually designed study and research projects (iincoming mobility)


AStroParis promotes international mobility, and offers grants study and research opportunities at the Master level. For the semesters up to summer 2021, only incoming mobility is considered.

The graduate program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects. It includes a monthly living stipend of 900 - 1000 €, a round-trip airfare, and the tuition coverage for the graduate program.

Research projects

The list of 11 research projects open for a gap semester/year is described in the attached table and zipped file.


A candidate has to submit a statement of grant purpose defining activities to take place during one semester or one academic year.

  • Full CV including usual biographical data
  • Academic transcripts
  • Education and research program
    - summary : field of study ; concise description of the what, where, and why of the proposed project ; brief description of career and/or educational plans following the AStroParis grant.
    - the detailed program for your AStroParis year (2-3 pages). Develop an intellectually-compelling and feasible project or justification for pursuing a graduate degree program ; pay attention to show how your academic and personal skill can be used for the project, and how they will evolve for building your education/research/professional program.
  • Two recommendation letters

Please fill in one of the files and proceed as indicated in the document.

Indicative time line
- Extension to July 6 of the deadline for receiving student projects
- June/july : interviews and selection
- July 10 : announcement of the first results

Selection is made on the basis of
- Quality and feasibility of the proposal.
- Academic or professional record.
- Personal qualifications.
- Relevance of the research project.

Contact & questions

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