Timeline

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The maximum duration for a doctorate is 6 years.

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Ongoing

Doctoral students have to acquire 12 credit points during their doctoral studies.

Information about credit points

1 year after enrolment

3 years after enrolment

The first co-examiner has to be approved at the latest 3 years after the beginning of the doctorate.

Information about co-examiners

Approx. 6 months before the doctoral examination

Co-examiners

Requests for co-examiners who have not been approved yet must now be submitted.

Information about co-examiners

Credit points

On the doctoral examination registration form, the department must confirm that you have obtained the required credit points. Fill in the form and ask the responsible persons for approval of your credit points, presenting all relevant documents:

  • Food Science: Dr. Jeannette Nuessli Guth, Studienkoordinatorin
  • Health Sciences and Technology: Dr. Roland Müller, Studienkoordinator

Information about credit points

Important

Doctoral students are responsible for distributing copies of their thesis to the examiner and co-examiners in good time.

Information about handing in the thesis

2-3 months before the doctoral examination

With your supervisor and co-supervisors, agree on a date and time for your doctoral examination, and inform the doctoral administration of the department accordingly.

Information about organizing the doctoral examination

Check if all co-examiners have been approved, and if not, urgently hand in a request for approval.

Information about co-examiners

Important

Doctoral students are responsible for distributing copies of their thesis to the examiner and co-examiners in good time.

Information about handing in the thesis

Min. 12 working days before the doctoral examination

Register for the examination at the doctoral administration, Academic Services department, min. 12 working days before your examination date.

Information about examination registration

The doctoral administration of the department (Department Secretariat) receives the copy of the thesis handed in at the Academic Services department upon registration.

The doctoral administration of the department will issue and distribute invitations to the examination.

They will also ask the supervisor and the co-supervisors for reports on the thesis.

As a rule, doctoral examinations are open to the public. Professors of D-HEST will recieve an invitation, and the examination will be published on the website of the department.

Important

Doctoral students are responsible for distributing copies of their thesis to the examiner and co-examiners in good time.

Information about handing in the thesis

Doctoral examination

Doctoral examinations at D-HEST last at least 1 hour. As a rule, they are open to the public.

D-HEST Guidelines 2017 for doctoral examinations (PDF, 111 KB)

More information about doctoral examinations

After the doctoral examination

The Department Conference (DK) following next to the doctoral examination will be asked to approve the thesis.

Once the thesis has been approved by the Department Conference, the title and content may no longer be changed.

After approval by the Department Conference, the final confirmation is given at the official doctoral graduation date. After the doctoral graduation date you will automatically be de-matriculated. From that moment on the examination will officially be considered as passed, and the department Academic Services will issue a provisional confirmation.

The deposit copies of the thesis have to be handed in within 6 months after the doctoral graduation date.

Detailed information is available on the student portal.

 
 
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29.04.2017
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