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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Final steps to defence

When you are ready to proceed to the defence procedure, you have to initiate the graduation formalities in LUCRIS (Converis) and submit the manuscript of the dissertation to the (co-)supervisors for approval.

Plagiarism check

You are responsible for ensuring that the dissertation does not contain any form of plagiarism and that it meets the applicable code of conduct on academic practice in every other respect. The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity is considered the frame of reference.

When you have finished your dissertation, your supervisor sends the manuscript to the Graduate School that scans the manuscript via the plagiarism detection software iThenticate. Subsequently, your supervisor checks the outcome of the plagiarism report and declares (by placing a check mark in LUCRIS (Converis)) that “the dissertation has successfully passed a plagiarism detector and in every other respect meets the applicable code of conduct on academic practice”.

Doctorate Committee and Examining Committee

For details on the composition of the committees, please check the PhD Guide.

Propositions and non-scientific part of the dissertation

  • Your propositions and the non-scientific part need to be approved by the Dean, before they are printed and distributed. In addition, the title page of the dissertation needs to be approved by the Beadle. For details, please check the PhD guide FSW.
  • Check the Libary's website for practical information on submitting your dissertation.  
  • If you want to have your manuscript printed by the University Services Department (UFB), please contact UFB Graphic Products for detailed information.

PhD graduation ceremony

The PhD trajectory is completed with a public ceremony, the promotie. For detailed information visit the PhD ceremony website.

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