Review and Display Period
The two proposed reviewers are examined by the doctoral board before submission and officially appointed in case of suitability. In addition, the doctoral board appoints a doctoral committee. 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, the doctoral student will be duly informed. If the dissertation is recommended for acceptance, the doctoral student will be requested to make an appointment with the committee members. Please arrange an appointment with the reviewers first, as they must be present at your disputation in any case. 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 or an pdf 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.The doctoral candidate has the opportunity to view the reviews only after the 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'.