The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme will assess the student's progress towards completing the doctoral thesis every year. This assessment is based on the annual academic activities, research plan and report by the thesis supervisor.

Students have 2 oportunities to present their requirements:

  • You must present all the required results annually before the end of May to be assessed on the 1st call  (The results of the annual evaluation -1st call- will be released each year by the end of September) 
  • In the event of a negative assessment, the academic regulations give the student the opportunity to be reassessed on a 2nd call within six months. You must present all the missing required results before the end of January to be reassessed on the 2nd call. (The results of the reassessment  - 2nd call- will be released each year by the end of February). 

A second negative assessment will force the definitive withdrawal of the student from the PhD Programme in Biomedicine.

Schematic overview:


  1. Required activities in the 1st year 
  2. Required activities from the second year onwards (Included your thesis submission year)

Apart from required activities, other activities can be proposed, by the student or by the supervisor, depending on the project. To be considered for assessment they will have to be submitted before the same deadline as the rest of activities in the student's electronic file in the Activities Document.

Although it is not compulsory, throughout the doctorate, students are encouraged to contribute to the scientific community. If you are thinking about Publishing in Scientific Journals, please bear these recommendations in mind [Also visit (only in Catalan): Discounts for publishing in open access at BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen]


Doctoral Thesis Follow-up