Assessment and completion of doctoral studies
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Planning and completion of doctoral studies
Prospective doctoral students must draw up their first study plan when applying for admission. However, their plan may later change and become more specific. When beginning your studies, discuss your study plan with your supervisor and, if necessary, supplement it.
Teaching for doctoral candidates
There are many ways to complete studies related to the doctoral degree and only a small share of the studies involve traditional course-based teaching.
Registration of doctoral studies
Completed doctoral studies are entered into the University Student Register. Both individual study units and completed study modules are registered.
Assessment of doctoral studies
These instructions provide information on the grades and grading scales applying to courses, modules and doctoral dissertations.
Recognition of prior learning to a doctoral degree
Students can apply for the recognition of prior studies or other learning for their doctoral degree. The level and content of such studies or learning must correspond to the learning outcomes set in the curriculum of your doctoral programme.
Order a Transcript of Studies
This article concerns all degree students regardless of whether they are studying in the new degree programmes or according to the old degree structures.
Expiry of Studies
This article is only for students studying in the new degree programmes. If you are studying according to the old degree structures, please visit the Studying in accordance with the
Retaking completed studies and improving grades
You can retake an approved examination or course no more than two times.