Graduation at Master's level
Completion of a PhD
Please ask the directorate of studies of your subject to enter the grade of your Master's thesis in CTS. At the same time, submit the corrected Master's thesis and the assessment electronically to the Dean's Office. After a referendum period of one week (mon. - mon.) (approval by the Study Committee of the Faculty of Science, according to Art. 53, RSL Phil.-nat. 18), the Dean's Office transfers the Master's grade to your CTS profile.
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Here you will find detailed instructions:
Yes, the performance assessment fee must be paid for each course of studies.
No, you have to show the confirmation of payment already made at the dean's office (e-banking statement or receipted payment slip).
The final, corrected Master's thesis, including the assessment of the supervisor, must be submitted to the dean's office by the end of calendar week 7 or 37 at the latest.
Procedure for a Graduation at Master's degree
Yes, you must be registered during your defence. We use the academic year as a basis: autumn semester: August 1st to January 31st, spring semester: February 1st to July 31st.
You will only be admitted to the doctoral examination after the faculty has reviewed and approved your assessment and grade (PromR Phil.-nat. 19 Art. 20 Abs. 6).
The final and corrected doctoral thesis (1 copy) must be handed in at the Dean's Office. This copy will be signed by the Dean and returned to you.
After the doctoral examination you are obliged to publish your dissertation via BORIS Theses on the server of the University Library.
Dissertations may be written in German, French or English. Exceptions can be approved by the faculty upon request.
The doctoral examination is conducted by at least two examiners. One examiner chairs the examination. She or he must be a professor or full professor at the Faculty of Science. She or he cannot be the supervisor of your dissertation.
The unrounded arithmetic mean of the two individual grades is determined as the grade for the doctoral thesis by the supervisor and the co-referees (PromR Phil.-nat. 19 Art. 20 Abs. 1+7).
The overall grade is calculated from the unrounded mark of the doctoral thesis and the unrounded mark of the doctoral examination. You will find the weighting regulations in the curriculum of your subject.
We at the dean's office are not entitled to show you the assessments. It is up to your supervisor to decide whether she or he wants to show you the assessments.
Procedure for the completion of a PhD