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PhD programmes

General information on PhD programmes can be found on the page Doctoral schools and PhD.

This page provides specific information on jointly supervised PhDs.

PhD under joint supervision

Every PhD under joint supervision is the result of an existing collaboration.

  • The PhD candidate is supervised by a supervisor from Paris-Saclay University (Paris-Sud is a member of Paris-Saclay University) and another from his/ her institution.
  • Work is divided into alternate periods in each of the two institutions.
  • The candidate is registered in both institutions but is exempted from registration fees in one of the two institutions.
  • The thesis is only defended once, and the parties must agree where this will take place.

At Paris-Saclay University doctoral work is carried out in one of the 20 Doctoral Schools. Learn more about Paris-Saclay University.


For more informations, visit Paris-Saclay website.

Your contact at Paris-Sud University is Catherine Dreux (catherine.dreux @ u-psud.fr).


The funding rules are set out in the Charter for Paris-Sud doctoral students  “charte du doctorant Paris-Sud”  (in French).

In addition, Paris-Sud University offers funding for PhD candidates under joint supervision.  A call for applications has been published.

To ensure that the thesis panel is a balanced one, funding can be made available for one of the co-supervisors to travel to the other institution for a short period.

For more information, contact

Catherine Dreux (catherine.dreux @ u-psud.fr)
Tel : 01 69 15 61 11

Paris-Sud offers specific courses for future PhD candidates from China and Taiwan.