The public proceedings at which you present your doctoral thesis before a board.

The proceedings consist of your presentation of the research work you have done, the methodology used, the content and conclusions, with a special emphasis on your original contributions.

The members of the board and any other doctor present at the proceedings may ask the questions they deem appropriate.


The deadline for the thesis defence is 6 months from the appointment of the thesis board (this can be extended by the Academic Committee for justified reasons).

Thesis defences cannot be scheduled for August.



The doctoral thesis will be graded as "Fail", "Pass", "Good" or "Excellent

The board may propose a "cum laude" mention for the thesis if the secret ballot to that end is unanimously positive.