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Kent-Lille Joint (Cotutelle) PhD Scholarships

Fees and Stipend at the Research Council rate £15,009 (Home/EU rate only). 

Jointly supervised PhDs (widely known as cotutelles) offer PhD students the chance to be jointly supervised by the University of Kent and a university in another country, resulting in a dual award: a PhD from Kent and a doctorate from the partner university.


  • Scholarships are available on a cotutelle (dual award) basis only 
  • Students have to spend at least 12 months at Kent and Lille 
  • Before applying students are required to identify an academic supervisor from Kent and Lille
  • In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, Research proposals must fit within the following thematic areas: 
  • Precision Human Health 
    • Promote system biology and precision medicine 
    • Catalyse a digital revolution in biomedical research 
    • Maximise the impact for patients and society 
  • Science for a Changing Planet 
    • Understand and monitor planetary changes 
    • Explore alternatives to fossil fuels 
    • Impacts and adaptation (eg. impact of air pollution on human health) 
  • Human-Friendly Digital World 
    • Humanities for a friendly digital world 
    • Taming complexity with innovative conceptual tools 
    • From disruptive concepts to friendly devices (hard and soft)

How to apply

Candidates should contact the relevant academic school and identify a supervisor at Kent and discuss your cotutelle plans with them. Once the academic school has confirmed it would be willing to admit and supervise your as a cotutelle candidate, you will need to apply for a place at the University of Kent through a standard PhD application, indicating that you wish to be considered for the cotutelle award. 
Questions should be directed to: Graduate School University of Kent Canterbury
Kent, CT2 7NF E:graddean@kent.ac.uk T: (01227) 827838


The deadline for this award has now passed. 

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