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Please find below a couple of informations concerning the confinement period for doctoral students from October 30, 2020

  1. For proof of professional traval, you must contact the Research Unit Director
  2. Here are 2 links that wille be useful for the procedures
  3. All contact with the doctoral school and its administration should be done by email, we won't be able to examine any papers
  4. Seminars and congresses have been cancelled. You will be allowed to validate webinars and other training that can be found in the internet in the current situation; Check for example the ACS page, there are several free webinars. For students that are finishing their thesis we will look into each specific situation and you are welcome to contact me if you have any question
  5. In case you are organising webinars or if you know about an interesting proposal, don't hesitate to communicate it.
  6. For the mid thesis that is obligatory before the third-year inscription and all follow up inscriptions. In current situation we accept a mid-thesis made by video conference when using one of the secure systems allowed by CNRS or university. The mid-thesis (http://ed.chimie.unistra.fr/documents-et-liens-utiles/pour-le-comite-de-suivi/) includes the possibility for the jury to add information about any problems linked to the confinement situation, like for example stopped experiments.
  7. The defenses will take place without public They can take place in a full video or partial video format. Please note that a partial video format means that the candidate, the thesis director (or the guarantor for a HDR) and the president of the jury physically present at the defense. A defense is in a full video format as soon as the president of the jury not in the same room. You will find attached the procedure to be sent to HDR candidates or PhD students. The presentation notice of the defense signed by the president of the university, sent to each member of the jury, will serve as proof of travel for those present on the day of the defense. It will be necessary to associate it with a derogatory travel certificate which can be downloaded from the ministry's website, making sure to ckeck the box relating to business travel, and travel for a competition or examination. See procedure + power of attornery + sworn statement+ defense form

The attention of international travellers is also drawn to the following health measures for entry into French territory as of 25 May 2020:

  • Travellers coming from outside the European area (all countries in the world except the Member States of the European Union [except Spain], Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), as well as travellers coming from the United Kingdom (as of 8 June) and Spain (by air only), will be invited to volunteer to carry out a fourteen-week home visit, or in a dedicated place made available to them, upon their arrival on French territory.
  • Travellers coming from within the European area (Member States of the European Union [except Spain], Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican) will not be subject to any health measures upon entry into French territory if they do not show symptoms of VIDOC-19.
  • Travellers travelling overseas, or travellers who present symptoms of COVID-19 infection upon arrival on French territory, will be subject to a mandatory quarantine measure upon arrival.

All the applicable rules can be consulted here.


For UK: https://uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-Conditions-de-deplacement-entre-la-France-et-le-Royaume-Uni-28925#t2-Voyageurs-entrant-en-France-en-provenance-du-Royaume-Uni