Financial support and benefits

Students will be employees of the Institut Pasteur with a three-year working contract. 


The students will receive a gross salary of around 2.747 Euros per month. The net salary is approximately 25% less, the difference covering very comprehensive social benefits (national health care, health insurance, etc).

There is no financial support for family members.


The PPU program offers:

- Assistance in housing. Upon arrival in France PPU students may rent a place at the Cité Universitaire for 6 months. Additional information is provided to facilitate the housing after that period. (Housing)

- 750 Euros per year per student to cover expenses related to attending international conferences or summer courses.

- A “Tutor” is assigned to each student who together with the PPU Graduate Office acts as an advocate for the student scientific education and provides assistance in any practical matters. The tutors are usually scientists working in the campus in a different department with respect to the student-hosting laboratory.

- Help in administrative issues, individualized or grouped professional training classes, and counseling by the Human Resources Department.- Access to all amenities at Institut Pasteur and the universities for reduced fees, including: 


  • Subsidized access to the cafeteria for lunch;
  • Conferences on the campus;
  • Sports within ASIP (Association Sportive de l’Institut Pasteur);
  • Discounts on travels;
  • Cultural tokens from the "Comité d’entreprise"; (Institut Pasteur employee benefits committee);
  • Free WiFi on the campus. Students must abide to the institut’s rules concerning internet access and use;
  • Free access to a state of the art Library facility (Médiathèque) with hundreds of scientific journals, the most extensive resources for microbiology, immunology and molecular biology in France and the unique World Health Organization publication repository in the country.


For information:


  • The financial support for the fellowships and the educational training comes from the Institut Pasteur and the European Community. In addition, the program benefits from support by other Institutions, including partner institutions of the Institut Pasteur, some governmental agencies and private foundations.  
  • Income taxes in France need to be paid to the tax office. These taxes represent approximately the equivalent of a month salary per year for single.
  • Students will have to register at one of the associated universities (registration fees are approximately 450 Euros / year). That fee is reimbursed by the PPU program. 



Updated on 23/06/2016