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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Obtaining a PhD degree

When after 4 years or more, you have finished your dissertation, it is time to prepare for the defence procedure. You need to fill out several forms before the ceremony.

PhD regulations and guidelines

The University has PhD regulations. It is important to be aware of the contents of these regulations from the outset of the PhD programme. Apart from the PhD regulations, Leiden University also employs a set of guidelines

Formal procedure

The steps in the formal procedure leading to the public defence of the dissertation written under the supervision of a supervisor of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences are accompanied by Appendix 1: Educational requirements exemption request.

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