Online PhD defence

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, it is currently much busier than usual at the Beadle's Office. Please only contact us for urgent matters regarding promotion ceremonies.

Promotion ceremonies during COVID-19

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:

  • candidate
  • 2 paranymphs
  • Partner of candidate
  • Parents of candidate (max 2)
  • Children of candidate above the age of 6
  • Beadle
  • 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.

The other members of the Doctorate Committee are expected to be present online (via Zoom). The guidelines of the RIVM are followed at all PhD ceremonies. For current information, see the RIVM website.

Live stream

Every promotion ceremony can be viewed via a live stream. A few days before the ceremony, the Beadle's Office will send a link to the candidate, which he/she can share with others if desired. For more information, see the website of the Beadle's Office.

Would you like to have a drink after your defence? Then you can contact Vitam catering or Kade80.

Protocol digital PhD defence - updated 13/07/2020