International Cotutelle

International cotutelle (co-supervised thesis) allow a French or foreigner PhD student to obtain a double diploma of doctor in France and in the foreign country after an single defense

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

The cotutelle agreement is established between the University Paris Descartes and the foreign university during the first year of 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 cotutelle agreement should be signed by the PhD student, the two thesis directors, the director of the doctoral school, the President of the University Paris Descartes and the President of the foreign university.