Exactly what is a cotutelle program?

Basically, it’s a PhD program that you undertake across two universities in two different countries. Here at Deakin, we partner with international research-intensive universities to offer you co-enrolment and supervision of your research program. At the end of it, you’ll be awarded a PhD from both universities and receive two testamurs that state your PhD was completed as a jointly supervised doctoral program.

How do I apply for a cotutelle program?

Currently, all Deakin cotutelle programs are attached to research projects. You’ll find these listed on Deakin’s Find a Scholarship page. If there’s a project that’s of interest to you, contact the project supervisor and then submit an Expression of Interest directly with the relevant faculty. If you’re successful, lodge a formal Higher Degree by Research application to both Deakin and the partner university.

What are the benefits of the program?

What are the benefits of the program?

A cotutelle program basically doubles your advantages across the board. You get double the supervision, double the insights from global experts and double the resources, facilities, and funding opportunities. Plus that global lifestyle!

Is there financial assistance available?

Yes. The program includes a tuition fee waiver and, if you’re already a Deakin student, you’ll generally receive a scholarship and a travel grant to cover your costs at the partner university for up to 12 months.

What skills will I gain from the program?

Working across two universities and two countries immerses you in different research environments and diverse cultures. You’ll become more agile moving between universities and the international networking opportunities will set you up for a truly global career.

Contact us

Are you ready to take your research to the next level? Get in touch.

international-partnerships@deakin.edu.au