International opportunities and services


Strasbourg supports close scientific cooperation between French and foreign research teams through promoting the mobility of doctoral students and young researchers. The doctoral college has over 47% of international doctoral students.

Joint supervision agreement

Strasbourg’s international policy gives doctoral students the possibility to work under the guidance of two PhD supervisors (one in France and one abroad) within the framework of a joint supervision agreement. A convention is signed between the two institutions to allow the recognition of the PhD in both countries. As an alternative to a joint supervision agreement, doctoral students can prepare their thesis within the framework of an international co-supervision and obtain a European label.

For further information, please contact:
Virginie HERBASCH - Pôle international
Collège doctoral européen - 46 Boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg
+33 3 68 85 11 19 /

International Doctoral Programme

Doctoral students can be selected for the International Doctoral Programme, which provides trainings as well as specific financial support.

International researchers office

The international researchers office provides international doctoral students with practical information and helps them with formalities upon their arrival in France. However, we advise incoming doctoral students to enquire about administrative procedures before they come to France.

Contact and information

Doctoral college - University of Strasbourg :
International researchers office:

Les écoles doctorales/ Doctoral schools - CDE
46 Boulevard de la Victoire
67000 Strasbourg

Établissement associé de l'Université de Strasbourg
Fondation Université de Strasbourg
Investissements d'Avenir
Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU)
EUCOR, Le Campus européen
Inserm Grand Est