Thesis defense

End-of-thesis interview (9 weeks before the defense)

Download the schedule for the end-of-thesis interviews.

Once the thesis jury has been set up, the defense date has been fixed and the application for authorization of defense has been generated from your ADUM account and signed by your thesis supervisor, you must then make an appointment (by e-mail at ED secretariat) with the Director of the ED for the end-of-thesis interview.

It should be noted that the President of the Jury is appointed by the members of the jury, he must be of rank A. Download the document concerning the rank of foreign jury members.

For this appointment, please bring:

- the application form for the authorization of defense signed by your thesis supervisor. This document generated from your ADUM account will mention the composition of the jury and the date of defense,

- the thesis manuscript read and corrected by the thesis supervisor, and ready to be sent to the rapporteurs,

- the list of the publications concerning the thesis (the references of the publications must be inserted online on your ADUM account),

- the list of the doctoral courses followed (the supporting documents must be inserted online on your ADUM account for validation well before the appointment).

You must then submit the application form for the defense of the doctorate and send your manuscript to the rapporteurs right after the end of the thesis. The jury proposal is then passed on to the Vice-President of Research of your host institution. At the latest 4 weeks before the defense, the director of the ED evaluates of the reports of the two reviewers and transmits his decission to the Vice-President of Research.

After defense, the thesis advisor sends all the administrative documents, including in particular the report of the jury president, to the "Scolarité" in charge of the doctorate as soon as possible.