Procedure for establishing the thesis cotutelle

You are a future doctoral student and you wish to :

Visual on the cotutelle procedure

  • gain international experience,
  • carry out your research in two partner laboratories,
  • benefit from the supervision of two thesis directors, one at the University of Montpellier and the other from a foreign institution.

You can, on the basis of a single thesis and a single defence, obtain the double title of doctor from the University of Montpellier and the partner university by registering as a cotutelle de thèse from your first year of thesis.

The research work is divided into alternative periods at each of the two institutions.
You will have to be registered in both institutions but will be exempted from the registration fees in one of the two institutions (with the obligation to pay the registration fees at the University of Montpellier at least once out of the 3 years).

The Cooperation Department of the International Relations Directorate is in charge of drafting, validating and monitoring the thesis co-supervision agreement.

The future doctoral student must also contact the Doctoral School of his or her thesis director at the University of Montpellier in order to prepare his or her doctoral registration file.


Service Coopération - Direction des Relations Internationales
163 rue auguste broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Tel: +33 (0)4 34 43 23 23