Take your research global

Our Cotutelle PhD program connects you to a research project and one of our partner universities to take your studies global. As a Cotutelle student, you'll be co-enrolled and have joint supervision of your research program, and upon completion be awarded a PhD from both universities and receive two testamurs. Immerse yourself in a completely new culture and research environment and open doors to more networking opportunities, setting you up for a rewarding, international career.

Deakin's Cotutelle PhD Program

Deakin's Cotutelle PhD Program

We ask Deakin Cotutelle students from around the world to tell us about their experience.

Find a Cotutelle program

Currently, most of our Cotutelle programs are attached to research projects. Each program includes:

  • a scholarship
  • tuition fee waiver
  • funding to cover your return airfare travel between Deakin University and our partner institution.

You can find what programs are open by browsing our Find a Scholarship tool, and searching for Higher Degrees by Research.

Find a scholarship

How to apply

To apply, contact the project supervisor attached to the program you're interested in, and submit an expression of interest. If successful, you'll need to lodge a formal Higher Degree by Research application to Deakin and the partner university.


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Double the benefits of a PhD

Double the benefits of a PhD

A Cotutelle program basically doubles your advantages of higher study. You get double the supervision, double the insights from global experts and double the resources, facilities, and funding opportunities. Plus, you get to experience a new culture and country!

Contact us

Join over 6500 research degree candidates from around the world who have enrolled at Deakin. Contact us with any questions about research at Deakin.

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