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postdoctoral opportunities

In this post we present you new available scientific positions around the world. 

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Postdoctoral researcher Plant Microbiota Interactions, The University of Basel, Switzerland (published: 27/09/2022)

Nottingham Research Fellowships In The UK for International Students (published: 27/09/2022)

10 Postdoctoral Fellowships at Texas A&M University (published: 07/09/2022)

33 Postdoctoral Fellowships at Michigan State University (published: 06/09/2022)

06 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stockholm University, Sweden (published: 06/09/2022)

How to find a Residence ?

Finding a house and accommodation for foreign students, especially Iranians, is one of the biggest problems. We suggest that you finalize your housing status before entering to France. Many students just need a temporary (and unfortunately sometimes fake) certificate or attestation to get a visa, which after, a very small number of them may be lucky and find a place to rent soon, but often they have to spend weeks in hotels. It will cost them a fortune, and they will have some administrative problems due to not having a fixed address.

We suggest that you start your search as soon as possible. And be sure to book a place, even temporarily, to have a place to stay and put your belongings upon arrival. Then you have the opportunity to seek a suitable housing for your permanent residence more comfortable.

To find suitable accommodation:
First, contact your university. Some large institutions and universities offer accommodation or places for housing of their students. So, to register for an accommodation, you must contact the CROUS Accommodation Center of the university where you are enrolled. Check also the “Housing” or “International” section of the CROUS website for information on room allocation at your university residence.

You can also get information through the following sites (priority is given to scholarship students):


To take advantage of this, you must complete your “International Residence” file between January 15 and May 31 before the start of your school year.

Cross dormitories are the most popular accommodation for students due to many advantages, such as no charge, no separate water and electricity, and no separate internet, etc. As well as benefits such as low rent (about 400 euros in Paris and an average of 200 euros in other cities) and the possibility of benefiting from the CAF housing allowance.

And if you can not register for the CROUS, consider a private and/or a semi-private accommodation. Private student dormitories are a good choice, with prices slightly higher than CROUS, but have relatively more advantages, including group living, furnished rooms, internet, laundry, gym and …

You may use these sites also to find you desired house:


and this last one can be a temporary solution:

The colocation is also one of the solutions, in which you will be living with a student or other students, which will have a relatively lower rental cost, and if your roommates are from other countries, you will get acquainted with other languages ​​and cultures.

This method also has advantages and disadvantages that I will explain to you in the future.
Some of the best sites for collection:


The next solution is to stay with a French family:
Some international students choose to live with a French family to learn about French culture and language. You will have a room in this system, with all the necessary facilities for a normal life. You will have one or more French speakers and many other benefits. And of course, you have to respect the internal laws of that family such as arrival and departure times, and so on.
There are many sites in this field, one of which we introduce is CoHomly

To book a house, it is better to have the following documents:
These documents can vary depending on the type of residence and the requirements of the owner, but in general, a copy of the following documents is required in most cases:

Identification documents:
Residence card, if you came to France with a visa,
Student card or certificate for the current year,
A letter from your guarantor and his identification documents.

Find a guarantor
In France, people who want to rent an apartment, whether foreign or French, almost always have to have a guarantor. Your guarantor must be French.

If you do not have a guarantor, other solutions are available to you, for example, VISALE, which is a free deposit for renting an apartment or a room in a student dormitory for students of 18 to 30 years old (there are some exception for +30 if you work, see the site for more details). We recommend that you start this process as soon as possible, even before you arrive in France, as you do not need to have an address in France to obtain a VISALE certificate.

If you do not have VISALE conditions or the owner of your accommodation does not know it, you can also use the services of the GarantMe site.

Good luck 🙂

Bourses de doctorat en cotutelle

Programme de bourses de doctorat en cotutelle

Scholarship for dual doctoral degree courses between France and Iran:

This program is for Iranian doctoral students who want to do their dissertation jointly with a French university and is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran and the French Embassy in Iran.

The dual doctoral scholarship program (cotutelle) between France and Iran provides the possibility of receiving two separate degrees, one issued by an Iranian university and the other by a French university.

During the 12-month period of this exchange, the expenses of the first six months will be paid by the French side and the other 6 months by Iran.

For more information please click here.


Attestation d’Hébergement

Le modèle d’attestation d’hébergement :

مدل رسمی اتستاسیون مسکن:


Je soussignée PRENOM NOM, née le 1 janvier 1990 à Paris déclare sur l’honneur héberger à mon domicile M. Mme. Prenom NOM née le 1 janvier 1999 à Shiraz depuis le 1 juin 2022 à l’adresse suivante :
6 rue Alf. Hich. Appt B22 75000 Paris

                                                                            Paris, le 17 mai 2022
                                                                            [ Vous signerez ici ]
                                                                               PRENOM NOM

How to find an internship (stage)?

Searching for a stage or internship is one of the most difficult things in student life, especially for master students. Here are the list of best websites that can help you to search an ideal stage:





Good luck


Learn French in Dijon, residence information, …)

Learning French:
In Dijon you can register at University of Bourgogne for Learning French at:
Centre International d’Etudes Françaises (CIEF).

Residence :
If you are searching for a residence in Dijon, here are some suggestions:

1. International Students Residence

single room: 406 €
One-bedroom : 450 €
2 bedroom : 613

2. Résidence Mansart

Chambre avec confort individuel : 254 €
Studette : 331 €

3. Résidence Montmuzard

Chambre traditionnelle : 161 €
Chambre avec confort individuel : 254 €
Studette : 331 €

4. Résidence universitaire Maret

Chambre traditionnelle : 254 €

5. Résidence BurgundInn

BurgundInn Université: Studio à partir de 460€ TTC /mois, T1 à partir de 480€ TTC /mois et T2 à partir de 750€ TTC /mois.
BurgurdInn République: Studio à partir de 470€ TTC /mois, T1 à partir de 530€ TTC /mois.

(frais administratifs, 250€ TTC pour un studio, 300€ TTC pour un T1 et 400€ TTC pour un T2. / Le dépôt de garantie correspond à un mois de loyer.)

6. Résidence Odalys

Residence campus Dijon Trinite, 2 Rue Andre Colomban 21000
Studio from 16m2 to 27 m2 from 513 to 667 euros.
contact: trinite@odalys.fr , tel.

7. Les Académies des Ducs – Dijon

Studio et T1: de 16m  à 28m, de 500 à 620 euros (Le loyer comprend les charges, l’eau, l’électricité, le chauffage, internet et le mobilier).

8. and don’t forget Leboncoin !

You may also find more information résidences in link below: 


How to write an effective Motivation Letter

How to write an effective motivation letter for French universities?

 The motivation letter is one of the requirements for your ‘student visa’ in France. Although it will not be the only criterion to approve or deny your visa, this letter is important for Campus France since it is the way to get to know who you are, what your academic and professional career is, as well as your interest in studying in France and how This motivation is part of your professional project in the medium and/or long term.

Some tips:

Try not to write more than one page, people from some countries like to extend a lot in explanations, but it’s not a good idea for lettre de motivation.

Another important tip is not to copy and paste. On the internet, you will find many examples, which are fine to guide you in the writing of your letter, but the writing should come from yourself according to your experience and your motivation. If your French is not good enough, there is no problem, it is normal and I do not think it will negatively affect your request, on the contrary, it will show them that you wrote it yourself.

The motivation letter has three main sections:

Presentation: In this part, you introduce yourself, who you are, what your studies are, your professional career, etc.

Motivation: What are the reasons and why you chose this program and why you chose France as your destination to study?

Your project: What is your professional project and how your studies will help you carry it out.


Example of the motivation letter
(never use this letter! It’s a mix of everything! just to show you the structure)

Surname, Names 

                                                                     Campus France
                                                                     XX / XX / XXXX

Madame, Monsieur
Titulaire d’une license/Master in Biologie à l’Université National de FranceEtCroissantDotCom, j’ai toujours été très intéressé par les sujets de Biologie, et de la recherche. L’intérêt pour ces domaines a défini le choix de ma licence, pendant laquelle j’ai eu l’opportunité de les développer d’une manière ………… .

Lors de mes études j’ai pu participer à des événements académiques internationaux où mon travail de recherche à été reconnu. Ces expériences internationales m’ont donné l’opportunité de partager des idées avec des personnes de nationalités differentes, reconnues dans le domaine académique et professionnel. Cela m’a donné aussi un perspective global de biologie, et m’a donné the certitude que ce type d’expériences est enrichissant et essentiel pour mon développement au niveau personnel et professionnel.

J’ai débuté ma carrière professionnelle dans le secteur biologie des animaux, en tant qu’analyste dans la Laboratoire FranceEtCroissant d’une Laboratoire nationale célèbre! Actuellement, je suis R&D chez une des quatre plus large entreprises de Pharmaceutique.

Je suis très intéressé for the ………………………………… . J’ai décidé de les étudier plus en détail dans ma mémoire de fin d’études, ………………………………………. .

Je voudrais travailler dans promulgation et l’application des principes of GE et RSE dans les entreprises et participer à la création d’entreprises durables, bien gouvernées, responsible avec la société et l’environnement, tout en maintenant l’équilibre entre les intérêts of toutes les parties.

Par conséquent, j’ai choisi la France comme destin, car ce pays est …….. . In addition, la France a une très bonne réputation académique grâce à la qualité de ses offres de formation. 

J’ai the certitude cette formation me donnera a référent très important sur les meilleures pratiques des entreprises Européennes qui peuvent être appliquées dans mon pays d’origine pour contribuer à é développement économique et social.

Dans l’attente d’une réponse favorable de votre part, je vous prie Madame, Monsieur, de recevoir mes salutations distinguées.