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Present PhD Time Line (during enrolment)
- a typical 5+3 study structure

For more information on the previous phases, the Potential PhD Time Line (before enrolment) - a typical 5+3 study structure, please read more here.

Phase 3: Study start phase
Keywords: Planning of PhD project. The PhD plan is written. Research is started.

For more information, please read the Faculty's General Rules and Guidelines for the PhD Programme, section 3.

Months from study start date Activity Section in Faculty PhD Rules Relevant forms
0 Study start
3 Final PhD plan 2.8 1E. PhD Plan
(PhD student and staff)
3 Start-up seminar

2L, 2M or 2N Progress assessment report

(PhD student)

 


Phase 4: Study period phase
Keywords: More research, publishing, change of scientific environment.

Months from study start date Activity Section in Faculty PhD Rules Relevant forms
1-36 PhD courses 3.2 2B. Application for approval of course(s)
(PhD student)

3-5 reports over the 3-5 years of study

Progress Assessment Report (PAR)

Read more about deadlines etc.

4 + 4.1

2L, 2M or 2N Progress assessment report

(PhD student)

6-36 Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities 3.3

2L, 2M or 2N Progress assessment report

(PhD student)

6-30

Change of scientific environment, preferably abroad


Read 'Tips for study tours abroad'

3.4

2L, 2M or 2N Progress assessment report

(PhD student)

24 Status seminar

2L, 2M or 2N Progress assessment report

(PhD student)


Phase 5: Final phase
Keywords: Manuscripts and thesis are finalized. The defence is planned.

Months from study start date Activity Section in Faculty PhD Rules Relevant forms
No later than 36 Principal supervisor’s final report 4.3 3F. The principal supervisor's final report on the PhD study (staff)
No later than 36 Suggestion of members for assessment committee 5.2 3E. Suggestion of members to the assessment committee (staff)
36 Handing in of PhD thesis 5 + 5.1 + 5.10 3C. Receipt for submitting a PhD thesis (PhD student)
3D. PhD thesis template (PhD student)
38 Preliminary assessment of the PhD thesis by the assessment committee 5.3 3G. Preliminary assessment of the PhD thesis (staff)
No later than 36-39 PhD student makes a publication agreement with supervisor(s) and/or research group 3B. Publication agreement (PhD student)
38-39 PhD defence 5.4 + 5.5 + 5.6 3I. Censor Honorarium for Examination of PhD (staff)
38-39 Final assessment of the PhD thesis by the assessment committee 3H. Final assessment of the PhD thesis (staff)
Awarding of the PhD degree Chairman of academic council awards the PhD degree 5.7
After PhD degrees has been awarded PhD receives an electronic evaluation survey and is offered membership of UCPH alumni (KUBULUS) 7


For PhD Student Matters, e.g. study time extension, change of supervisor or leave of absence, see 2.2 PhD Student Matters under PhD Forms.