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Doctoral thesis agreement

The doctoral candidate, supervisor/s and the University sign an agreement comprising the following points:

  • participants' rights and obligations,
  • detailed description of the intended doctoral project,
  • time schedule and specification of financial aspects,
  • extent of supervision (frequency of feedback meetings),
  • requirements that have to be fulfilled.

The doctoral thesis agreement is concluded after a positive presentation at the Faculty. The Directorate of Studies has to approve the doctoral thesis agreement.

The progress of the thesis project is documented in yearly annexes (annual progress reports) to the agreement.
The doctoral candidate and the supervisor specify within the doctoral thesis agreement how these credits will be achieved (seminars, lectures, etc.). Doctoral candidates are also encouraged to take part in courses teaching transferable skills as well as obtaining other academic skills (e.g. through presentations at conferences). Courses should be chosen as to best suit a doctoral candidate's research project and their intended professional development.

The form doctoral thesis agreement including explanations is available here.

Please note that we discourage the submission of handwritten forms.

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Doctoral Studies of Social Science

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