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Milestones during the first year


Evaluations during the first year

The PhD plan must be approved by the PhD committee no later than three months after enrolment. To ensure that approval is ready in time, the plan must be received by the PhD School’s secretariat no later than two months after enrolment.


Read more about the PhD plan.

After the first year of the PhD programme, the first regular evaluation is carried out. This evaluation forms the basis for an assessment of progress and achieved results and provides an opportunity to adjust the plans for the remaining time of the programme.

No later than 12 months after submission of the PhD plan, the PhD student and the principal supervisor must prepare a status report.

The head of the PhD School must approve the overall first-year evaluation. The result of the head of the PhD School’s assessment is communicated in writing to the PhD student and the principal supervisor.

Read more about the first-year evaluation.

If, in connection with the evaluations, the head of the PhD School concludes that you do not meet the requirements of the PhD plan despite any adjustments, you will receive an offer to rectify your PhD study within three months. The head of the PhD School will typically be in close dialogue with supervisors and possibly the head of department before deciding on a rectification course. The three-month rectification period does not in itself lead to an extension of the overall PhD programme. Offers for rectification courses can only be given once during the entire PhD programme.


If you have not accepted this within one week of receiving the three-month offer for the rectification of the programme, your enrolment will cease.

Read more about the rectification period.

Last Updated 15.03.2024