ANU is committed to the delivery of high quality research training of PhD candidates through the provision of an exceptional research environment and access to opportunities to work with the best researchers nationally and internationally.
ANU offers Joint and Dual/Cotutelle Award PhD degrees through approved partnerships as one mechanism to deliver excellence in research and research training.
A Joint and Dual Award PhD is where a student is studying a PhD program that is administered by two collaborating institutions. The student will spend at least one year at ANU and one year at the approved partner institution during their degree.
A Dual Award PhD is referred to as a Cotutelle only where the partner institution is a French University.
How to apply
Joint and Dual Award PhD program applications are open throughout the year. Candidates interested in pursuing a dual or joint award must apply within six months of commencing at their home institution and commence the joint or dual program within the first 12 months of their PhD.
Tuition fees are generally waived by the host institution unless otherwise specified in the joint or dual award agreement.
If you are applying for a specific scholarship, it is important that you check the open and close dates for that scholarship. If you are applying for an ANU research scholarship, please be aware the scholarship application deadline. You must indicate on your admission application form whether you still wish to be considered for admission if your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful.