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LACDR PhD Portal

Public Defense

LACDR has delegated two roles in the process of reviewing your dissertation in preparations of your public defense:

LACDR Doctorate Secretary role

The doctorate secretary role is the responsibility of a LACDR professor. He/ she coordinates the review process of your dissertation with the appointed Doctorate Committee. Please note that this process can take six weeks (see checklist).

Approval non-scientific part role

The PhD program director will give the final approval for the non-scientific part of your dissertation. Please note that this process can take two weeks.

Please send the following documents to  phd.office@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl:

  • Cover
  • Title pages
  • Propositions
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Dutch summary
  • Acknowledgements (are not applicable, see for instructions regulations)


On this webpage you find a LACDR checklist describing the steps for the approval of the PhD dissertation and admission to the public defense. Furthermore you can find an hyperlink to the Leiden University PhD regulations on this webpage.

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