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Co-supervision

A co-supervision gives students the opportunity to make their doctoral studies at both Polytechnique Montréal and at another university outside Quebec.The students are then jointly led by a supervisor in each institution and frequent both establishments alternately.

Co-supervision makes it possible to contribute to scientific collaboration among researchers in different establishments and fosters mobility and international training for doctoral students. It is in this context that a co-supervision agreement must be signed by the two supervisors.

Procedure

Co-supervision with a FRENCH university:

  1. Students fill out an application for admission to Polytechnic and at the other university.
  2. Fill out Agreement for Co-supervisin of a Doctoral Thesis With France (.pdf) (in French only)
  3. Fill out Thesis Co-supervision Technical Form (.pdf)
  4. Send the documents (scanned or paper format) for review and corrections before the final step of signatures to Danielle Ferragne.
  5. Return the signed documents to the Registrar's Office.


Co-supervision with a university OTHER THAN FRENCH :

  1. Students fill out an application for admission to Polytechnic and at the other university.
  2. Check with the International Relations Office if Polytechnique has an agreement with the university. If no agreement exists, contact Nathalie Pelletier.
  3. Fill out Agreement for Co-supervisin of a Doctoral Thesis With France (.pdf) (in French only)
  4. Fill out Thesis Co-supervision Technical Form (.pdf)
  5. Send the documents (scanned or paper format) for review and corrections before the final step of signatures to Danielle Ferragne.
  6. Return the signed documents to the Registrar's Office.

Admission procedures in both institutions and co-supervision agreement are parallel. In fact, a certain time lag may occur. However, the co-supervision agreement must be signed before or at the beginning of the student's studies (no later than the second semester). The student must comply with the rules and procedures to each of the partner institutions.

The following items to be specified in the data sheet:

  • Period of stay in each institution (usually 50% of the time is at Polytechnique);
  • List of courses at Polytechnique Montréal;
  • Expected trimester for the pre-doctoral exam at Polytechnique Montréal (mandatory and non-negotiable);
  • Nomination of a single jury (half the members have to represent each of the two countire and at least one external member of the Polytechnique Montréal);
  • Location of the thesis defense (only one thesis defence is required);
  • Proposed wording of the degrees prepared in thesis co-supervision;
  • Percentage of supervision of each thesis supervisor (usually 50%-50%).

Students pay their tuitions at the institution where they are staying, but remains enrolled full time without interruption in both institutions.

For any questions about the procedure, please contact Danielle Ferragne at the Registrar's Office