Binational doctorate

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WHAT IS A COTUTELLE (DOUBLE DOCTORAL DEGREE)?

A Cotutelle is a jointly supervised doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates who complete the programme successfully will be awarded a degree that is conferred by two universities. Cotutelle are particularly suitable for doctoral candidates focusing on international topics who are jointly supervised by academic staff at another university abroad.

For this purpose, an individual agreement outlining the framework of the programme must be concluded.

Model agreement for cotutelle
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The agreement must comply with the doctoral regulations of both universities. If necessary, the agreement must be adapted to accommodate the individual interests of both universities and the doctoral candidate. The agreement must cover the entire doctoral process, from enrolment to the graduation ceremony.

Once the agreement has been approved by both universities, the agreement must be signed by university management, the deans of the involved faculties, the supervisors, and the doctoral candidate.

Guideline for cotutelle at LUH
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COTUTELLE AGREEMENTS AT LUH

A cotutelle agreeement can in principe be finalized with every university worlwide.

In this database, you will find all the partner universities, whom LUH already has a general or an individual cotutelle agreement with.

These agreements can be used as sample or basis for new agreements.




WHAT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Cotutelles usually include a research visit at the partner university. If you wish to receive funding, you should apply in time.

Cotutelle students can apply for a research mobility grant. In addition, they have access to specific funding programmes designed for joint doctoral programmes.

Research mobility grants

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards grants for research mobility abroad or in Germany, as well as for participating in conferences or for travel expenses of supervisors.

Funding opportunities for specific countries

The Université franco-allemande (UFA) awards  mobility grants to doctoral candidates and supervisors involved in cotutelles with French universities.

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