Before submitting the PhD thesis, an assessment committee must be appointed. The assessment committee must consist of three members, at associate professor, professor or senior researcher level:
- One external member from an international university
- One external member from another Danish university
- One member from SDU, who will be chair of the committee. He or she must have insight into the research area but must not have been otherwise involved in the PhD project
Members of the assessment committee may not have published with the main supervisor or any of the co-supervisors.
According to the Ministerial Order, the supervisors cannot be members of the examiners committee, but the main supervisor is affiliated to the committee as a nonvoting member.
Approximately 100 days before submission of the PhD thesis, the PhD student and and the main supervisor will receive an invitation to complete an online pre-submission form, where an assessment committee can be suggested. A short summary of the thesis (maximum of 2 pages) must also be submitted.
The completed pre-submission form should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than two months before the submission of the PhD thesis.
You can find the guidelines for presubmission here.