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Thesis, evaluation and public defence - PhD

Thesis requirements

  • What are the thesis requirements?
  • Presentation of scientific results
  • Publicising the thesis

Submission and printing

  • Where should the thesis be submitted?
  • How do you submit your thesis?
  • Which attachements should be enclosed?
  • When should the thesis be printed?


  • What happens after submission?
  • How long will the evaluation take?
  • Recommendation.

Trial lecture and public defence

The disputation is the public defence of the thesis. Prior to the public defence you must hold a trial lecture.

Dates for the PhD examination  cannot be set before the thesis is found worthy of public defence. See deadlines in connection with holidays.

Doctoral dinner and conferral of the PhD degree

The doctoral dinner takes place on the same day as the public defence. Conferrals take place four times a year.

For the chair of the defence and the evaluation committee