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Milestones at part A


Evaluations on Part A

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.

Part A is concluded with a qualification examination and a subsequent PhD seminar. It is recommended that the qualification examination and the PhD seminar are held well in advance of the expiry of Part A – i.e. at least 1 month before the expiry of Part A.

The qualification examination must demonstrate that the PhD student has obtained a qualification level corresponding to a Master’s degree, and the PhD seminar must provide a broad basis for assessing the PhD student’s ability to complete the PhD programme and, if necessary, adjust the PhD project.

Read more about the qualification exam.

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