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Joint supervision of dissertations

Joint supervision of dissertations enables a first year PhD student to conduct her/his research work under the supervision of two dissertation supervisors: One at the University of Luxembourg and the second in a foreign university. The two co-supervisors assume jointly the task of supervising the PhD student who is required to work in both establishments in turn. The dissertation will be subjected to a single defence which, if successful, will lead either to two diplomas or to a joint diploma from the two institutions involved in the joint supervision.

A joint supervision of dissertation is specific to each PhD student who so requests. It is carried out in accordance with a joint supervision agreement concluded by and between the two institutions concerned within the first year of the PhD programme. As the registration dates vary widely from one university to another, PhD students are strongly advised to make sure that the period between registration in the two contracting universities is as short as possible to facilitate the subsequent administrative formalities.

Joint supervision for PhD students enrolled in the University of Luxembourg

PhD students enrolled in a foreign university: joint supervision with the University of Luxembourg

Only PhD students who register for the first year of the doctoral programme can apply for joint supervision. To that end, they must first choose a dissertation topic that is accepted by a dissertation supervisor at the university.

The PhD student and her/his dissertation supervisor must then decide together how the dissertation is to be financed and whether to opt for joint supervision.  If joint supervision is chosen, the PhD student must indicate as much when applying to be admitted for the dissertation. The joint supervision agreement must have been signed during the first year of the doctoral programme.

Only PhD students who register for the first year of the doctoral programme can apply for joint supervision. To that end, they must first choose a dissertation topic and find a dissertation supervisor at the University of Luxembourg, as well as the means to fund their thesis.

The joint supervision agreement must have been signed during the first year of the doctoral programme.

For more information, the PhD student must contact the competent service at the university where he is enrolled.

 

Contacts (University of Luxembourg)

Note: Model agreements for the joint supervision of thesis in French and English are available on the staff intranet of the University of Luxembourg.