The European doctorate label

The European doctorate label is a system to certify the European and international dimension of the doctorate.

  • acquisition of new skills
  • development of an international professional network
  • international career opportunities

The European doctorate label is different from international co-supervision, but can be added to it.

The different steps

Step 1 During the doctorate

  • A research stay of at least three months in a European country other than the country of defense and enrolment

Step 2 Before the thesis defense

  • Notification by the doctoral student when the thesis defense is due to be filed
  • Pre-defense reports prepared by at least two higher education institution professors, from two different European countries, other than the country of defense and enrolment

Step 3 During the thesis defense

  • At least one jury member from a higher education institution in a European State other than the country of defense and enrolment
  • The defense is carried out in a national European language other than the national language(s) of the country of defense and enrolment

Step 4 After the thesis defense

  • A "European doctorate" certificate is delivered by the University of Bordeaux, inparallel with the doctoral qualification

Updated on 17/02/2020

Internationalization

Stéphanie DANAUX
Project Officer for the Cotutelle Doctoral Program

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Ines FRIGHETTO
Internationalization assistant

+33 (0)5 40 00 33 99
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