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Applying for the defense of the PhD thesis

Application for the defense of the PhD thesis is to be divided in the following steps:

  1. Registration with the Graduate School and appointment of the PhD thesis supervisor.
  2. Fixing a date for the defense and appointment of the PhD committee.

Detailed instructions on how to apply for the defense are written down in the:

In order to be registered with the Graduate School for Theology, PhD candidates are requested to apply for the appointment of a PhD supervisor through submission of the appropriate English form.

For fixing a date for the defense and appointment of the PhD committee, the PhD candidate together with his/her supervisor(s) hands in the appropriate form at the Graduate School Office.

The application form has to be accompanied by a list of addresses of all members of the PhD committee (including the supervisors). The address list should entail the following information:

  • Full name (title, initials, last name)
  • Affiliation
  • Postal address (please indicate if this concerns a home address)
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

The provided list of addresses will be used by the Graduate School Office and the Doctorate Board Office for distribution of the thesis manuscript, appointment letters of committee members, and the PhD thesis.

Information Guide PhD Candidates