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Doctoral studies are particularly suited to an international experience. Indeed:

The PhD is recognized as the highest university degree by all countries around the world.
  • Scientific research is international. Skills, knowledge, equipment and/or facilities required for your research may be located abroad.
  • Studying abroad forces you to encounter a different culture and different perspectives and to learn different methodologies, all of which can only enrich your research training.
  • An international mobility allows doctoral students to create their own international network and build relations with other research teams, thereby creating opportunities for future collaborations or partnerships.

International partnership agreements

The Université de Lyon supports its doctoral schools in their pursuit of greater internationalization. To this end, the university has signed partnership agreements with the Universities of Ottawa, Sherbrooke, Montreal (Canada), East China Normal University-ECNU, Tongji University, Fudan University, University of Chinese Academy of Science-UCAS (Shanghai), University of São Paulo (Brazil), Tohoku University (Japan), University and Polytecnic of Turin (Italy) and TECHNION (Israel), thereby notably facilitating the joint supervision of theses (cotutelle / International jointly supervised thesis).

Financial assistance

The university also provides financial assistance for the international mobility of Doctoral students (both "in-coming" and "out-going" mobilities), within the framework of the Avenir Lyon-Saint-Etienne Programme (PALSE).

“In-coming" mobility: this mobility concerns doctoral students registered at a foreign institution who would like to carry out, as part of their doctoral work, a research stay at a Université de Lyon member institution's research unit.

"Out-going" mobility: it concerns doctoral students registered at a Université de Lyon doctoral school who would like to carry out, as part of their doctoral work, a research stay at a research unit located abroad.

Disability & Mobility

Université de Lyon new guide has been posted online: Travelscope, a practical website which gives all useful information for disabled students who wish to study or to carry out a research abroad.
- Consult Travelscope guide http://travelscope.universite-lyon.fr/
- Read more: http://www.universite-lyon.fr/handicap-et-accessibilite/etudier-a-l-etranger


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