Going abroad

The world of research is international. Doctoral students are encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities that will enable them to move abroad.

Going abroad

A stay abroad, even a short one, within the framework of a doctoral course is enriching both personally and professionally. It allows the doctoral student to develop collaborations, to expand their network, to discover other ways of working and other cultures. 

While co-supervision provides a framework for carrying out a substantial part of one's doctoral training abroad, other possibilities for doctoral mobility exist. These can range from a research stay of a few weeks or months to participation in summer schools or international congresses.

This mobility requires specific funding but also the completion of administrative procedures (visa, social security protection, security, mission statement...) which must be prepared well in advance. Financial aid is very diverse and it is necessary to carry out exhaustive research in order to identify those that will be the most appropriate for your project.

They can consist of a grant paid to the doctoral student who has responded to a call for applications or be proposed by the laboratory that has obtained funding related to the research project carried out by the doctoral student. Some doctoral programmes, particularly those funded by the European Commission, systematically include funding for stays abroad.