International Co-tutelle

International co-tutelle (co-supervised thesis) allows a French or foreign PhD student to obtain a double graduate diploma in France and in the foreign country after a single oral defense.

The PhD student prepares a thesis under the co-direction of two thesis directors.

The co-tutelle agreement is established between the Université Paris Descartes or Paris Diderot and the foreign university at the time of first-year registration.

The double registration is mandatory during the whole period of the thesis in the two partner universities with an exemption of the registration fees in one of the two universities.

The co-tutelle agreement should be signed by the PhD student, the two thesis directors, the director of the Doctoral School, the President of the French university and the President of the foreign university