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Postgraduate research collaborations

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a range of postgraduate research collaborations. For more information regarding research collaborations, please contact the Global Office by emailing

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer tailored opportunities for joint PhDs, known as ‘co-tutelles’, allowing students to conduct doctoral research at two institutions and to obtain a jointly awarded degree.

The University of St Andrews has a collaborative agreement with the China Scholarship Council to develop research collaborations between the UK and Chinese universities and research institutions.

The University of St Andrews validates research degrees offered by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. On successful completion of their programmes of study, research students at the Conservatoire receive an award from the University.

The Europaeum Scholars Programme is a skills and leadership programme which runs alongside a PhD. It is aimed at excellent PhD students who have the desire to shape the future of Europe for the better.