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International joint supervision allows candidates to prepare and defend their doctoral theses in collaboration with other foreign universities as well as to issue the PhD degree certificate from both universities.
Should an international joint supervision agreement with the other university not exist (agreements in force), the teaching and research staff of the University of Alicante assigned to the doctoral program interested in an agreement proposal, and previous contact with the corresponding universities or institutions, will draft a proposal of agreement using the form established for this purpose and submit it to the Agreements Office following the action protocol established.
Once the proposal has been revised, the Agreements Office shall submit it for analysis to the University of Alicante Doctoral School (EDUA).
EDUA managing team will assess the proposal of agreement and submit the corresponding report to the Agreements Office to continue with the procedures established. When deemed necessary, EDUA will request a report from the Office of the Vice President for International Relations on the suitability of the agreement and any other aspect that may be of interest including possible proposals for action.
Doctoral candidates interested in an international joint supervision agreement in force should contact the academic staff in charge of the corresponding doctoral programme and should complete the document "international joint supervision annex" and submit it to EDUA, upon the signature of those responsible for docoral programmes at the universities signing the agreement as well as of all co-supervisors of the thesis.
Whenever a doctoral programme is taught jointly with other universities, the joint supervision agreements that may be signed shall only affect the students of the University of Alicante with no effects on the students of the other universities.