The call for applications for the international dual PhD degree programme in 2021-2022



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 several thesis directors. The programme encourages international attractiveness, doctoral mobility, cooperation and fosters the internationalisation of academic courses at Université de Paris.

The programme provides several benefits such as :

  • the opportunity to be awarded a PhD degree from a French university and one or several foreign institutions according to the  standard duration of a thesis
  • the expertise of 2 PhD directors within 2 different research teams
  • a single defense
  • the acquisition of at least 2 degrees with worldwide recognition
  • more career opportunities
  • additional skills
  • an international experience contributing to student’s personal and academic backgrounds


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 (or same education level)
  • be enrolled in the first year of PhD at Université de Paris and the partner university
How to apply ?

Information regarding the application process is available here.


Call opening: June 14th 2021

Deadline for submission : November 19th 2021

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