Graduation Doctoral/PhD- programme


The Doctoral/PhD-programme is completed with the final examination. The examination committee consists of at least three persons and is usually chaired by the Director of Doctoral Studies.

 

Final examination Doctoral programme Catholic Theology

The final examination is a comprehensive examination consisting of three examination subjects: 1. public defense, 2. research area of the doctoral thesis and 3. another area of research (= as specified in the doctoral thesis agreement). A numerical grade (1-5) is given for each subject of the exam and all three subjects have to be positive in order to pass the exam. 

 

Final examination PhD-programme Theological Studies and Doctoral programme in Philosophy, field of doctoral research Religious Studies

The final examination is held as public defense.

 

Registration requirements

You may register for the final examination, if all requirements are met: 1. positive assessment of the doctoral thesis 2. record of exams/achievements, approved by the Director of Doctoral Studies 3. If you have been admitted under stipulations: completion of additional exams as stated in the admission letter

 

Application for approval of the record of exams/achievements
  • Fill out the form "record of exams/achievements"
  • Submitt the record of exams/achievements at the SSC (scanned by mail)
  • Your record of exams will be forwarded to the Director of Doctoral Studies for approval. We will inform you by mail about his/her decision.
Registration for the final examination

If all requirements are met, you may register for the final examination.

Registration for the final examination
  • In consultation with your supervisor fill out a proposal for the Examination board and at least three proposals for the date of the examination. 
  • Sumitt the registration form at the SSC  (scanned by mail)
Examination committee and date of the final examination

The examination committee must be approved by the Director of Doctoral Studies. The date of the final examination may be fixed after the approval (and not before!): The SSC will contact the members of the examination committee asking them about possible dates. As soon as the date is fixed, you will be informed by mail.