3.16 Examination

The PhD examination consists of the course work, the PhD thesis and its defense.

A doctoral candidate may apply for an examination if he/she has finished his/her course work, has achieved the obligatory publications and has completed his/her PhD thesis.

A doctoral candidate applies for an examination by submitting his/her certificates obtained for the modules of course work, bibliographic references for his/her publications and his/her PhD thesis simultaneously to his/her selected universities (see Section 3.7). He/she also selects the partner university at which the defense of his/her PhD thesis shall take place. This partner university must be one of his/her selected universities.

The partner university selected by a doctoral candidate for defending his/her PhD thesis appoints a joint examination commission consisting of members from the partner universities at which the doctoral candidate has studied and at least two examiners who will report on the PhD thesis.