Pre-submission of your PhD thesis
100 days before submission of your PhD thesis, you and your main supervisor will receive an invitation to complete an online pre-submission form. The online form must be submitted to the Graduate School with the purpose of appointing an assessment committee. You must also enclose a short summary of the thesis (maximum of 2 pages).
The completed pre-submission form should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than two months before the submission of the PhD thesis.In the event that you have not received an invitation 100 days before submission of your PhD thesis, please contact the Graduate School Secretariat.
Submission of your PhD thesisYour enrolment as a PhD student ends when you submit your PhD thesis. This means that if you are not employed elsewhere, you will qualify for unemployment benefit from the date of submission. You submit the PhD thesis in an e-mail to the Graduate School Secretariat stating the number of manuscripts/articles (published or submitted) that are included in the thesis and with the following five attachments:
The thesis including all manuscripts/articles
A statement from your main supervisor describing the overall PhD course, including a short presentation of the role of any co-supervisors and a statement as to whether the student has satisfactorily complied with the degree programme. If needed, you have an opportunity within a two week deadline to make remarks to the statement.
Co-author declarations for all the included articles, scanned into one file – see Forms & Guidelines
Documentation from the University Library regarding completed originality check - see originality check
A description of the PhD programme that includes the following:
A list of completed courses (please make sure that the Graduate School has registered all your courses - if you have attended PhD courses that are not offered by the Graduate School, we are not automatically informed, please send a copy of your course certificate to email@example.com.
A description of your teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
A description of your contacts with other research environments during the PhD programme
Based on the information you send in this e-mail, the Head of the Graduate School will prepare a statement regarding the PhD student´s compliance with the PhD requirements.
The PhD School will send the thesis and attachments to the assessment committee by e-mail.
Preliminary defence date
Please note! As soon as possible after the submission of your PhD thesis, your main supervisor is responsible for arranging a preliminary date for a public defence of the thesis and to inform the Graduate School Secretariat of this date.
In accordance with the PhD Executive Order, the defence must be held no later than three months after the submission of the PhD thesis. The timing should be agreed as soon as possible, as it can be difficult to find a date within the time limit that suits all the involved parties.
If the PhD assessment committee recommends revision of the thesis, a new defence date will be arranged.