International cotutella agreement
Joint international supervision of doctoral theses under an international cotutella agreement : A framework to encourage the mobility of doctoral researchers, develop international scientific cooperation and strengthen the international dimension of doctoral schools.
The joint PhD procedure enables a French or foreign doctoral student to earn a French doctorate and the foreign equivalent simultaneously, with a single thesis defence.
Steps to setting up a joint PhD agreement
International joint supervision of PhD candidates goes beyond international cooperation between researchers. It is an institutional partnership between two institutions accredited to award doctorates, one in France and the other abroad, in view of jointly awarding the doctoral degree.