Study courses

Are you interested in pursuing a course of study in France and Germany leading to a Franco-German double degree? We offer currently 194 bi-national and tri-national degree courses.

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The FGU promotes mobility and collaboration between young researchers from France and Germany. You can find an overview of the calls for applications for research programmes here.

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What is the FGU?

The Franco-German University (FGU) is a network of 210 affiliated universities from France and Germany providing 194 integrated bi-national and tri-national degree programmes. Around 6.000 students are currently enrolled.

The FGU at a glance



“The partnership with the French-German doctoral college is very important for us and our PhD-students because it increases the possibility of exchange. We have got partners to start projects and new research areas. The European dimension is an enrichment which offers our students the possibility to present and to discuss their research with other PhD-students and collegues in order to get advice and suggestions.”


Stelvio Cimato, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan, Franco-German research workshop “Multimedia, Distributed and Pervasive Systems”

“The cotutelle de thèse gave me the opportunity to benefit from the methodological differences between French and German colleagues in their approach to solving academic problems.”


Armin Azarian, Former cotutelle doctoral student in engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and ENSAM Metz in cooperation with Siemens

“The FGU helped us to set up a research laboratory, together with our French partner university, which integrates databases, multimedia systems and distributed systems. This Franco-German lab allows us to supervise our students as if we had a joint department. Our joint supervision committee means that all doctoral students can attend regular meetings and present the latest stage of their dissertations.”


Harald Kosch, Professor at the Chair of Distributed Information Systems, University of Passau

“Intercultural competence and openness are essential to creating synergies in an international company. The wealth of intercultural contacts is a real inspiration to me. I can’t imagine working without it!”


Stéphanie Bjarnason, FGU graduate and former student representative