The call for applications for the international dual PhD programme for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open. Submit your applications by November 30th!

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An international dual PhD degree is a programme that enables a PhD student to carry out his/her research work under the joint supervision of two thesis directors in different countries and to be awarded a PhD degree in the respective institutions. The programme encourages international attractiveness, doctoral mobility, cooperation and fosters the internationalisation of academic courses at Université Paris Cité.

Why apply ?

The programme provides several benefits, including the opportunity to be awarded a PhD degree from a French university and one or several foreign institutions based on the standard duration of a thesis, expertise from 2 PhD directors within 2 different research teams, a single defense, acquisition of at least 2 degrees with worldwide recognition, more career opportunities, additional skills as well as an international experience contributing to your personal and academic backgrounds. Lastly, it offers access to a research environment, equipment, documentary ressources and shared knowledge in two institutions.

It is also an opportunity for the laboratories involved to create as well as strengthen bonds with a foreign laboratory, participate in a common project with one or several other laboratories and develop multidisciplinary and multicultural research.


An international dual PhD degree takes 3 years (full time). However, it is possible to include a 4th year when signing the dual PhD degree agreement under the approval of the College of the doctoral school. The PhD degree cannot exceed 6 years.

Eligibility criteria

Students must have:

  • a Master’s degree or equivalent
  • be admitted in the first year of PhD at Université Paris Cité and the partner university
How to apply ?

Information regarding the application process is available here.



Deadline for submission : November 30th 2023



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