Finishing your PhD

1. Thesis defence

The last step in finalizing your PhD education requires defending your thesis. For specific information regarding the thesis defence process please refer to Utrecht University’s required actions to complete your PhD track.

2. The Graduate School of Life Sciences Training certificate

As part of completing your PhD track you may apply for the GS-LS Training Certificate.You need to provide evidence of fulfilment in the form of a PhD Training Portfolio which includes course certificates, conference attendance etc. The director/coordinator of the PhD programme evaluates the qualification for the Training Certificate on behalf of the Board of Studies of the GS-LS. More information about the procedure and application of the Training Certificate.