Cotutelle (International joint supervision)

The UAB may execute agreements with foreign universities for PhD theses to be written under cotutelle. In this case, the PhD students will be assigned a thesis supervisor at each of the two centres subscribing to the agreement.

Agreements may only be signed within the first year of research, which is understood to begin on the date when the admission to the doctoral programme of the UAB is registered. You must keep in mind that the approximate time of processing the joint supervision is six months. Therefore, you must initiate the process, submitting the application in the Doctoral School, in sufficient time.

Once the doctoral candidate has successfully defended the thesis written under cotutelle, he/she is entitled to two PhD degree certificates, one from each centre, as agreed by both institutions.