Université Côte d'Azur welcomes a large number of doctoral students from all countries. They account for around half of all students. 34% are non-EU students and 13% are students from EU member states.
In terms of outgoing mobility, the ERASMUS+ 2021-2027 program offers grants to students who wish to conduct research in another European country or outside Europe. Doctoral students can obtain long-term and short-term grants to conduct research in another country or faculty grants if they have a university contract.
The university has set up a simplified process for applying for mobility grants, by means of an online form. Applications are then reviewed on an ongoing basis.

European Doctorate

Université Côte d'Azur awards a European Doctorate under four conditions:

  • At least three months must be spent in another European country.
  • Two rapporteurs must come from two European countries other than France.
  • One jury member must come from another member country.
  • Part of the defense must be conducted in an official language of the European Union other than French.

Université Côte d'Azur, along with its five other partners in the Ulysseus alliance, was awarded a grant from the Erasmus+ program in the second wave of the European Community's call for proposals for European University Initiatives.
The Ulysseus alliance comprises three generalist universities (Université Côte d'Azur, University of Seville, University of Genoa), one technical university (Technical University of Kosice), and two universities of applied sciences (Innsbrück Management Center, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences).