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International joint supervision of doctoral thesis (cotutelle)

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Joint supervision allows students to get a double degree, the French doctorate and the equivalent degree in another country.



The international joint supervision of doctoral thesis procedure between French and foreign higher education institutions, regardless of the fields of study, is governed by the Order of 25 May 2016.

The student enrols in both universities, in France and abroad, one of which exempts the student from tuition. There are two thesis directors, one in France, one abroad, and the student is required to stay alternatively in France and abroad.

Vica voce must be done in one language and the summary in the other.

All of these elements must appear in an agreement signed by the Presidents of both Universities.

For additional information:


Collège Doctoral Centre-Val de Loire's website- - page Internationale [international page]