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Thesis defense authorisation

Candidates must contact two UPMC structures: the doctoral school and the Doctoral Information & Registration Office.

For a better follow-up, we have a tool to help you keep track of deadlines: Enter the date of your thesis defense and you will see the associated timetable!

Download the defense timetable.

At the doctoral school at least 8 weeks BEFORE defense

The candidate must contact the director of the doctoral school, according to the steps indicated on the website of the doctoral school and, among other things, must deposit the forms entitled "authorisation request for thesis defense" and "Thesis defense authorisation"duly completed and signed by the thesis supervisor.

Download the authorisation request for thesis defense form

Download thesis defense authorisation form

When the jury is accepted by the doctoral school

The candidate sends together with his or her manuscript the documents entitled "covering letter for the manuscript" and "thesis reports" to his reviewers, specifying the name, e-mail address and physical address of the head of the doctoral school to which the reports must be returned.

The reports and the thesis defense authorisation must be sent by the doctoral school to the Doctoral Information and Registration Office at least three weeks before the date scheduled for the defense. It is up to the candidate to inquire whether the Doctoral Information and Registration Office has received his or her documents.

Download the document "converin letter for the manuscript"

Download the document "thesis reports"

At the  Doctoral Information and Registration Office at least 1 MONTH BEFORE defense.

The candidate must deposit his or her manuscript on CD-Rom and the documents necessary for the dissemination of his thesis.

Download the file of defense


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