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At the end of their 3-year programme, Ph.D. candidates enrolled at the 33rd cycle of the PhD Programme in STAAA must follow the next steps during the next months to obtain their Ph.D. title:

1. positive evaluation by the Ph.D. Board on the activities carried out during the 3-year programme (within end of Sept. 2020)

2. final exam application (deadline Oct. 1st, 2020)

3. thesis submission for revision (deadline Oct. 31st, 2020)

4. thesis submission for final defence (deadline Mid of Feb. 2021)

5. final defence (scheduled between March 15th, and April 15th, 2021)

However, due to Covid-19 emergence, possible extension of thesis submission for revision can be requested.




Deadline for PhD Students who will not ask for postponement 

Deadline for PhD Students who will ask for 2-month postponement 

Evaluation form of the activities of the 3rd year 

August 31st, 2020 

Admission to thesis reviewing phase (reviewers and final exam board members and date must be appointed) 

September 15th, 2020 

Final exam application 

September 30th, 2020 

December 1st, 2020 

Electronic submission of thesis for external revision (2 reviewers) 

October 31st, 2020 

December 31st, 2020 

Deadline for thesis review 

December 15th, 2020 

February 15th, 2021 

Decision of admission to final exam based on thesis evaluation 

January 31st, 2021 

March 31st, 2021 

Electronic submission of final version of the thesis 

February 15th, 2021 

April 15th, 2021 

Final exam 

March 15th – April 15th, 2021 

May 15th – June 15th, 2021