Completing your PhD
You have chosen to do a PhD at Leiden University. The PhD Regulations, which were established by the Doctorate Board, specify what you need to do to earn a PhD. Here you will find out more about the procedures concerning completing your PhD and which forms you will need.
If you have almost finished your dissertation, submit the manuscript in its entirity or in parts to your supervisor. He or she will evaluate whether it meets the requirements for a PhD. You then make any agreed changes, and the supervisor evaluates the manuscript once again.
Approval of the dissertation
If the supervisor believes that the manuscript is ‘proof of competency in the independent conduct of scientific research’, he or she will approve it. Once your manuscript has been approved, you are responsible for:
- 4 propositions relating to the topic of the dissertation.
- 4 academic propositions relating to the discipline of the topic of the dissertation.
No more than four propositions on one or more topics of your choice.
Notify the beadle
Once you have received confirmation from the dean that you can defend your dissertation, you should notify the beadle of your intention to do so. Use form 7 for this. The beadle will determine the time and date of the PhD ceremony in consultation with you, your supervisor and the dean.
Read more about the role of the supervisor and the role of the dean at the end of a PhD programme.