The application for evaluation of the dissertation must be submitted, together with one pdf-file of the dissertation via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to the Doctoral Administration. The subject of the e-mail should be "DISSERTATION SUBMISSION [YOUR NAME]". A template for the front page is available here.
Please make sure that your course portfolio consists of 60 ECTS, and has been approved by your supervisor and Associate Dean. The courses you have taken at BI will be visible at your personal page at the web portal @BI. You are responsible for documentation of courses taken at external institutions.
Checkpoints, please submit the following by e-mail to the Doctoral Administration (email@example.com):
- 1 pdf file containing your dissertation
- Application for evaluation of the dissertation
- Course portfolio approved by your supervisor and Associate Dean, which includes all doctoral courses taken at BI and other institutions. (If this has not already been approved and submitted).
- Authorship declaration (please see the application for evaluation of the dissertation for details)
- Co-authorship declaration (if applicable).
Please submit one declaration for each co-author.
Please make sure that your course portfolio consists of 60 ECTS, and has been approved by your supervisor and Associate Dean.
The courses you have taken at BI will be visible at your personal page at the web portal @BI. You are responsible for documentation of courses taken at external institutions.
NB! Once you have submitted your doctoral dissertation to the Doctoral Administration please contact Torill Eide in the Research Secretariat in order to get your dissertation in the right format for printing.
Please see the PhD regulations, Section 6.1 Submission of the dissertation for further details.
What happens next?
If an evaluation committee has not already been appointed, it will be appointed shortly. The Evaluation Committee must be appointed based on a proposal by the Associate Dean of the department responsible for the specialisation and in consultation with the candidate's supervisor.
The Evaluation Committee will normally consist of the members of the Thesis Proposal Defence Committee. However, the candidate's supervisor will be substituted for an external member, preferably an international member. Further information is available in the PhD Regulations.
The Evaluation Committee is normally given three months to submit a report as to whether the dissertation is worthy of being defended for the doctoral degree. The report will be sent directly to the Doctoral Administration, who will inform you as soon as the report is in.
When you receive the report you should contact Torill Eide to have your dissertation printed. Please note that the dissertation has to be available to the public in the library at least one month before the final dissertation defence takes place.
The committee will agree on a date for the final dissertation defence. You will be informed of the date by the Doctoral Administration.
Final dissertation defences will as far as possible take place during the semester. They will usually not take place during summer-, Easter- or Christmas vacations.
The period between mid June and late August is also avoided. An effort is made to avoid workdays in connection with bank holidays.