PhD defence ceremonies
These website pages are intended to familiarise PhD candidates with everything they need to know about defending their PhD thesis at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
You will find information about the admission requirements, the PhD defence procedure, the thesis, preparations for the defence ceremony and the day of the PhD defence. If you have any questions you can contact the Beadle’s Office.
Please note: Because of Covid-19, defences take place in an adapted form. However, preference is given to an online defence. Doing a defence on campus and Erasmus MC is allowed, but only under the following conditions:
Starting Thursday 25 March 2021.
Physical presence of:
- 2 paranymphs
- Partner of candidate
- Parents of candidate (max 2)
- Children of candidate above the age of 6
- Chair committee
- Max 4 committee members
- Necessary supporting staff
Other committee members and audience online
Keep distance and wear mouth garths. Minimalize movement. No reception possible.
Are you not a PhD candidate yet, but considering to pursue a PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam? Read more about our vacancies and facilities for PhD students.
UPDATED PROTOCOL PhD DEFENCES 16 DECEMBER 2020
Contact Beadle's Office
Visiting address: Woudestein - room A1-05 (near the Senaatszaal)
Visiting times: Monday through Friday between 9.30 hrs and 13.00 hrs (or by appointment)