Review and Display Period
After submission, the suggested reviewers have to be checked and appointed by the doctoral board. Beside that the doctorate committee will be appointed by the doctoral board.
Both experts are requested to deliver their assessment within six weeks. The doctorate committee will be informed when the reviews are available for inspection. As soon as the requested reviews are available and the assessments include the acceptance of the thesis, the doctoral student will be duly informed and requested to make an appointment with the head of the doctorate committee. It is advisable for each doctoral student to contact each member of the doctorate committee in order to enquire whether they would be interested in a copy of the thesis.
The defense can only take place after the end of the display period!
Dissertation and reviewers' grade proposals must be made available for examination (display period) for 10 working days (Monday - Friday) during the lecture time. Lecture-free days will count as half days. The starting day of the display period does not count. Therefore the display period will be extended proportionately within semester holiday. Please do not start to make the appointment for the defense before the start of the display period.
Only members of the committee may look at the reports. All people are bound to the secrecy about the score proposals. You will not receive any information about the results before your defense.
You can find an overview of current displays of dissertations here. This page can only be viewed within the FU intranet.
Read on for the next topic 'Defense'.