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Revitalization of the doctoral cotutelle program

A revitalization initiative for the doctoral cotutelle program is currently underway. Therefore, no new requests for a doctoral cotutelle with the University of Ottawa will be processed until further notice.
Doctoral students currently enrolled in a cotutelle program with the University of Ottawa or for whom an agreement is currently being developed are not affected.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

What is a cotutelle?

In a cotutelle doctoral program, you receive support and discover different scientific approaches and fresh perspectives from two research and academic communities. At the end of your cotutelle program, you will have obtained two doctoral degrees. The cotutelle program encourages you to reach beyond familiar borders to enhance your education and take part in a world-class research network. It gives you the opportunity to experience the rich social and cultural life from two different universities.


Doctoral candidates enrolled at the University of Ottawa (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, recognized refugees or international candidates)

All doctoral students duly admitted to a doctoral program at uOttawa may be eligible for a cotutelle provided they have an admission average of 8.0 and obtain the approval of their thesis supervisor and their faculty.

Doctoral candidates enrolled at another university

Doctoral candidates wishing to do a cotutelle with the University of Ottawa must adhere to the conditions specified above. In addition, you must submit an application for admission to the doctoral program, and be offered admission to the program.

Other awards and funding for doctoral students

We invite you to consult the awards and financial support webpage for the full range of scholarships and financial support available to doctoral students at uOttawa.

I am considering participating in a cotutelle program.

I am already under a cotutelle program with the University of Ottawa.