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To be eligible for the joint Ph.D. program :

  • candidates must be officially accepted to Université de Montréal, to a Ph.D. program on the basis of an application for admission submitted online and must also be officially admitted in the partner institution.


Doctoral candidates must be registered as full-time students, compulsory and simultaneously, in the two institutions and remain registered, uninterrupted, for the full length of the program. Foreign doctoral candidates must ensure that their registration at UdeM is properly completed at the beginning of each session, by specifying that they are continuing their academic training under a co-advisorship and by presenting proof of registration in the host institution, signed by the appointed research supervisor.

Tuition Fees

Doctoral candidates pay their registration and tuition fees, each session, and only in the institution in which they are staying.

Periods of Residency

Doctoral candidates carry out their required courses and research projects while alternating between the two institutions, for periods based on mutual agreements between the two research supervisors.

Doctoral candidates must spend at least three terms in the first 2 years of the Ph.D. in each institution.

Foreign students wishing to study at UdeM will find all the information to prepare for their stay at the Bureau des étudiants internationaux (International Student Office) Web site. 

Procedures for Entry and Staying Abroad

The students from UdeM will fin all the informatoin to plan their stay abroad on the Website of La Maison internationale.

Co-advisorship Agreement Signature

Students wishing to register in a Ph.D. program under the conditions of a co-advisorship must first obtain the approval of the partner institution and of Université de Montréal. An agreement is then signed by the doctoral candidate, the two research supervisors and the authorities in charge of each of the institutions.

The co-advisorship only becomes official when Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) has received all the signatures from UdeM and those of the partner university. At Université de Montréal, the Rector of GPS holds the authority to involve Université de Montréal in a specific co-advisorship.

This agreement stipulates and confirms the admission of the candidate in the two institutions and specifies the academic requirements of the program of study as well as a certain number of guaranteed points for the smooth running of the co-advisorship, particularly regarding the social welfare protection.