Cotutelle/Co-supervised thesis : support to your mobility [fr]

We support mobility of PhD students registered in a cotutelle or cosupervised scheme between France and Ireland.

What is the PhD student mobility programme?

The programme aims at developing scientific cooperation and mobility between France and Ireland.
It allows PhD students, registered in a coturelle or in a cosupervision scheme between France and Ireland, to carry out a research mobility. A grant is provided to the student.

Cotutelle versus cosupervised thesis

  • Cotutelle, or joint PhD, is a scheme allowing a PhD student to be registered in two universities, here one in France and one in Ireland. It results in two PhD degrees, one from each institution.
  • Cosupervised thesis allows a PhD student to be supervised by two thesis supervisors, belonging to two different universities, here one in France and one in Ireland. The PhD student is registered in only one of the two universities and receives a degree from only one of the institutions.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to all PhD students registered in a cotutelle scheme in a French or Irish higher education institution or to all PhD students cosupervised and registered, either in a French or an Irish higher education institution.
All research areas are concerned, whether hard, social sciences or humanities.

NB: special attention will be given to projects developed under the "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative of the French government.


The PhD student should be spending at least one month in the other country (France or Ireland).


The amount of the grant will depend on the length of the stay of the PhD student. It is generally between 1 000 € and 2 000 €. It covers travel and mission expenses.
The host institution should be taking part in cofunding the mobility.

How to apply?

The call for projects is open all year long.
However, it is advised to prepare your application early enough as fundings are attributed according to budgetary year (January to November).

Applicants should fill in, with the consent of their supervisor(s), the registration form below.

ATTENTION : In addition to your application, please send us the cotutelle or cosupervision agreement at the following address :

APPLICATION FORM : Cotutelle or Co-supervised Thesis Grant Application

Thesis director - your contact details

For instance : lecturer, professor, research fellow, research director...

Please specify the network and your username (ex: Twitter Embassy of France to Ireland - @FranceinIreland). We will use this information to advertise about your project.

Past or still existing

Please specify the years, partners and topics of the aforementioned collaborations

Your cotutelle or cosupervised thesis project

Signed, planned, currently on way, or foreseen arrangement

Planned or foreseen

Structures, names, forenames and contact details of the people you will meet

If the case, partners to your project in other countries

Trips from France to Ireland only

Total estimated budget of trips between Ireland and France during the PhD

The Embassy grants supports from €500 up to €1,000. The funds should facilitate leverage effect.

You can add here further information you may find useful to us

Published on 03/01/2020

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