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Enrollment and defence

Enrollment

The full procedure is available here.

  1. The applicant requests for authorisation to enroll

The applicant sets up a file and hands it in at the doctoral school (DS). The request is examined by the president of UBFC, who makes a decision based on the opinions of the Academic Council HDR select committee and the DS director.

Please make good note that:

  • The applicant must enquire about the Academic Council select committee schedule of meetings from the doctoral school to know the timescale within which he/she must hand in his/her file.
  • Authorisation to enroll is granted for 4 years. Beyond that period, the applicant will have to apply again if he/she has not defended.

The “Request for authorisation to register” form can be downloaded here.

  1. Administrative registration

Once authorisation has been granted, the applicant will have to proceed to administrative registration. Authorisation to enroll is granted for 4 years, therefore registration and defence have to take place within that period. Otherwise the applicant will have to file in a new request for authorisation to enroll.

The administrative registration file can be downloaded here.

 

Defence

At least two months before the prospective defence date, the applicant must propose reporters’ names and a jury. The reporters will hand in their report within one month.

The reporters:

  • there will be at least 3 of them, including 2 external to UBFC and the DS
  • at least 2 of them will be HDR holders
  • they will have no publication (whether published, in progress, or submitted) in common with the applicant

The jury members:

  • there will be at least 5 of them (no maximum number)
  • at least half of them will be external to UBFC and the DS
  • at least half of them will be rank-A staff (professors, directors of research)
  • at least one of them will be a professor or an HDR university lecturer-researcher

 

The “Jury and reporter proposal” form can be can be downloaded here.