The Graduate School promotes research internationalization and international cooperation through the development of cotutelle theses leading to dual degrees and joint degrees, considered one of the most intensive instruments of internationalization.
Cotutelles for dual degrees or joint degrees in doctoral programs are mechanisms of internationalization that allow students to develop their thesis under the joint responsibility and supervision of two advisors – one from the student’s home university and the other as a co-advisor from the host university – while undertaking a substantial stay at the university where the co-advisor is affiliated.
In the case of a dual degree, this will be understood as the outcome of a study conducted under the cotutelle regime leading to the attainment of two academic doctoral degrees awarded by two national or international institutions in recognition of meeting academic requirements, research standards, and degree criteria from both universities.
In the case of a joint degree, this will be understood as the outcome of a study conducted under the cotutelle regime leading to the attainment of a single academic doctoral degree jointly awarded by two national or international institutions in recognition of meeting academic requirements, research standards, and degree criteria from both universities.
Manual of Procedures for Cotutelles Leading to Double or Joint Degree
Recognizing the complexity involved in processing cotutelles and their associated agreements, the Graduate School has developed a Manual of Procedures for Cotutelles Leading to Double or Joint Degree. This manual aims to provide practical guidance to programs on the management, processing, and monitoring of these mobility mechanisms, as well as to establish best practices within the UC Doctoral Community.
This document includes the definition of essential concepts, as well as the roles and responsibilities of each actor involved in this process.
For any inquiries regarding the processing of a cotutelle agreement, please contact Florencia Roncone, Internationalization Coordinator of the Graduate School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Document Legalization: Apostille
The Apostille is a certification that streamlines the current chain of legalizing foreign public documents by altering the way their authenticity is verified through a single procedure.
Documents issued in Chile, intended for use in a member country of the Apostille Convention, and certified with an Apostille, shall be recognized in any other member country without requiring any other form of certification or procedure.
Furthermore, documents bearing an Apostille that are presented in Chile (from countries that are parties to the Convention) shall be recognized without the need for additional certification.
Learn more about this certification at Cosulado – Apostilla chilena (in Spanish only).