PhD regulations

PhD regulations

The Tilburg University PhD Regulations incorporate a number of statutory provisions in conformity with the Higher Education and Research Act (in Dutch: WHW), and a number of conditions laid down by the Doctorate Board of Tilburg University.

On October 10, 2019, the Doctorate Board adopted the new PhD Regulations and decided that these will enter into force on December 1, 2019.

FAQs on the revised PhD Regulations

We offer you an overview of the frequently asked questions. Should you have an additional question, please contact the Graduate School.

Prior to admission to the PhD program
Admission to the PhD program
During the PhD program
The assessment of the thesis
The PhD defense ceremony

The answers to the frequently asked questions have been carefully formulated. However, the text of the PhD Regulations is always leading.

Practical matters

The Graduate School is the first point of contact for practical questions concerning the PhD process and registration. During the PhD program a number of administrative steps need to be taken in the PhD tracking system Hora Finita, for example for admission to the PhD program, the appointment of the (co)promotors and the approval of the PhD committee and the PhD thesis.

In addition, more practical aspects have been included in:

Annual Report Doctorate Board

  •  2019 (only available in Dutch)