Mobility for doctoral students

You are a PhD student and would like to stay in our university. See also the platform Fund-it

You wish to apply for a PhD under the supervision of a laboratory researcher of the University of Lille.

See the pre-requisite and the procedure for admission on the doctoral schools website. (lien : écoles doctorales.)

See also the Campus France website about PhD admission. 

The International Mobility Department supports the future PhD student and the host laboratory to set up the joint supervision thesis.


The joint supervision thesis allows a PhD student (from the University of Lille or from a partner university) to carry out a doctoral thesis between his home institution and a host institution abroad. The distribution of workload and fees is predetermined.

At the end of the thesis the PhD student receives a PhD diploma from the University of Lille and an equivalent diploma from the partner university abroad.

Administrative provisions

  • Agreement

An agreement setting the administrative and teaching modalities signed by both institutions for each joint supervision thesis.

  • Mobility and thesis duration

The mobility is divided into alternative periods in each institution and will be of, at least, 12 months, and spread over the thesis duration.

  • Enrolment

The PhD student must enroll each year in each institution, complying with the enrolment conditions of each country.

PhD students pay the enrolment fees in one of the two institutions and are exempted in the other institution (by presenting a proof of payment)

Do not hesitate to consult this link for all the steps you need to organise your stay: Procedures and practical information

  • For a stay up to one month, please contact us at : contactuniv-lillefr  attaching your resume and a description of your research project (maximum 2-3 pages)
  • For a stay exceeding one month, a “convention d’accueil” with the laboratory of the University of Lille is mandatory. Three hard copies of the agreement must be signed, by the PhD student, the laboratory director, the President of the University of Lille, the president of the institution of origin. The agreement must be filled in and transmitted online to the host laboratory one month before the beginning of the research period, in order to be checked by the legal department and signed.
  • See the list of laboratories at :

Funding your thesis

Fund it

Funding and research stays in the humanities and social sciences


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