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Carleton Computer Engineering Cotutelles

What is a Cotutelle?

“Cotutelle” is a French term that refers to a bilateral doctoral enrolment and exchange agreement between two universities (the home university and the partner university) in different countries.

A doctoral student completes the requirements of the Ph.D. program in both the home and partner university, and conducts his/her dissertation research collaboratively, sequentially, and for roughly equal amounts of time in both universities, and is supervised by a faculty member from each of the universities. The dissertation is then examined by a committee whose members are drawn from both institutions.

Students completing a cotutelle, graduate with a single Ph.D. degree from both Carleton University and the partner institution abroad.

What is the advantage of doing a PhD in Cotutelle?

  • It gives an opportunity to enrich the research experience of doctoral candidates, including access to the best researchers and best research equipment in two countries and at two institutions;
  • It gives an exposure to different cultural and scientific environments and as a result, increased student employability;
  • It provides a mechanism to enhance cooperation and collaboration between researchers and institutions engaged in a cotutelle agreement through graduate student mobility;

Who are we? What is our research about?

  • Yvan Labiche. Topics: Software Verification and Validation, Software Testing, Model-Driven Software Development, UML, Empirical Software Engineering.

Which are our Partner Universities?

Any University can become a partner (contact any of the professors in the list above according to your area of specialization for further discussions). The following list includes a number of institutions that have agreed in participating in this effort.

Brunel University, UK.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France (ISIMA).

Université de Bordeaux I. IMS-LAPS, France (CNRS).

Université de Montpellier II, France. (tentative)

Université de Nice, Sophia-Antipolis, France (INRIA, CNRS).

Université Paul Cézanne (Marseille III), France (LSIS, CNRS).

Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina (CIFASIS).

Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (INSISOC).

How do I apply? How about funding? And Tuition?

  • Tuition is paid in the home institution (if you are an International student in co-tutelle with one of us at Carleton, you pay tuition in your country; if you are a Canadian student, you pay tuition at Carleton).
  • Funding for students at Carleton is given in the form of a Research Assistantship (paid by the local Cosupervisor). There are also a variety of international scholarships that the student can apply to in order to top up their funding during their research period in Canada. An equivalent arrangement is expected for Canadian students going abroad.
  • In order to apply, you should first contact one of the potential Supervisors listed above and discuss the application process. You can read about the requirements for admission here.


Contact any of the Professors on the list above. If you have any particular questions, feel free to contact Prof. Gabriel Wainer, SCE

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