Formalities to start a PhD 

iconeInfo In this period of confinement due to Covid-19, special institutional arrangements have been put in place for the organization of thesis defenses but also for the annual meetings of thesis committees.

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Register to a PhD Programme

Preparing your doctoral application:

  • Fill out the application form and submit it to the College:
  • Complete the administrative procedures for registration using the "Doctoral College Authorization" document.
  • Go to the MyULiege portal and enter the information concerning your research (research field, keywords...) in your doctoral student file.

Follow-up and supervision of the doctorate

On the myULiège doctoral student portal

  • Submission of the annual research progress report to the thesis committee.
  • At the end of the thesis, the thesis committee gives its approval for the submission of the doctoral thesis.
  • Validation of the successful completion of the doctoral program by the President of the College.

Doctoral defense

  • Constitution of the Doctoral Jury. The doctoral jury must be set up in the Faculty at least one month before the scheduled defense date. Doctoral jury constitution form (to be sent to the College).
  • Submission of the thesis to the members of the jury and the apparitorate according to the procedures described in the regulations of your college.
  • Transmission of the information concerning the date, time, place of the defense to the apparitorate at the time of the deposit of the thesis.

iconeAttention The rules may have specificities (constitution of the PhD Jury, handing over of the thesis to the members of the jury...) depending on the college of doctorate, consult the internal rules of your college !

updated on 4/4/24

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