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Submission of thesis

Before submitting your PhD thesis

Two months before submitting your PhD thesis, you must nominate an assessment committee for the assessment of your thesis and the PhD defence. You and your principal supervisor nominate the committee by submitting the form "Nominating an assessment committee".

How to submit your thesis

Email the thesis to the Graduate School

  • Enclose co-authorship declarations for each manuscript or published paper submitted with the thesis
  • Include in the email subject line: The title of your PhD thesis, your name, your date of birth
  • Submit your thesis, including co-authorship declarations and papers if any, as one merged OCR-readable PDF to
  • Your thesis must not exceed 40MB. Minimize it by compressing any images or submit the co-authorship declarations in a separate PDF.

How to convert your thesis into an OCR-readable PDF

No corrections to the thesis after submission

You can only submit one version of the thesis. This version must be the final version. It is not possible to make any changes in the thesis after submitting it to the Graduate School. This includes corrections of content, misspellings or change of layout.

Printing the thesis

The student is responsible for printing a suitable amount of copies to hand out before the public defence. The Graduate School does not cover any printing expenses, and cannot assist in any way as printing concerns.

Contact your department, supervisor or KU’s in-house printing service.

Access to IT programmes at KU after submission

Be aware that you will no longer have access to KUnet and the free software when you submit your thesis.

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