... the thesis should be submitted to the Doctorate Office by the end of the standard processing time?
The standard processing time for doctoral theses in the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy is 4 years. If it is not possible to submit the thesis within this period, an application for extension must be submitted approx. 4-6 weeks before the end of the standard processing time. Please also note that there must be 2 years between the registration for the doctorate and the submission of the thesis.