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Joint Doctorate System

The joint doctorate system offers French doctoral students the opportunity to follow their Doctorate in France and in a foreign country by preparing their thesis alternately in both countries. This solution encourages the mobility of doctoral students in a variety of cultural and scientific areas.

It is based on the principle of reciprocity meaning that the Doctorate issued as part of a joint doctorate agreement is acknowledged ipso jure in France and may also be acknowledged in the foreign country in question.

The thesis is written in the language defined in the agreement and it is defended once only.