Your disputation has to take place within six weeks after the arrival of the last thesis evaluation. We will inform you as soon as we have received the last evaluation. Then it is your responsibility to organize the disputation. In total 5 examiners have to evaluate your defence; at least two of them must be members of the PhD committee. The other examiners should be TAC members and/or external thesis reviewers. Should your dissertation have been graded “summa cum laude”, three members of the PhD committee have to be present at your disputation.
Please note that travel costs of external examiners will be reimbursed by the Graduate School. For further information about travel organisation please contact the coordination office.

As soon as you have arranged the date and time of your disputation, please contact the coordination office.

The disputation consists of a public talk (30 minutes) and a discussion (60 minutes). It counts 20% of your final grade. Directly after the exam you will receive a preliminary certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the doctoral procedure and stating your final grade.