This procedure is based on the general PhD regulations of the University of Antwerp. More information is provided per phase (see navigation).

Start of the PhD

1. Admission to the PhD studies and enrolment

  • Step 1: Find a subject and a supervisor
  • Step 2: Look for funding
  • Step 3: Submit your application to the Registrar's Office
  • Step 4: If applicable: Register as a staff member with the HR Department

2. Arranging confidentiality agreements

Obligations during the PhD

1. Annual re-enrolment
2. Creating your ORCID ID
3. Mandatory course 'Mind the GAP'
4. Submission progress report PhD research
5. Doctoral study programme
6. Submission annual progress report doctoral study programme
7. ADS Doctoral Day

Preparing the thesis

1. Deciding on the thesis language
2. The design and form of the doctoral thesis
3. Arranging confidentiality agreements
4. Preventive screening of the thesis on plagiarism

Preparing the defence (in 9 steps)

  • Step 1: Completing the doctoral study programme
  • Step 2: Submission of the doctoral thesis to individual PhD commission (IPC) 
  • Step 3: Composition of the jury
  • Step 4: Submission of the doctoral thesis to the jury
  • Step 5: Possible pre-defence and organisation public defence
  • Step 6: Announcement of the public defence
  • Step 7: Processing the announcement and preparing the certificate supplement
  • Step 8: Submission of the thesis to the University Library Office (digitally + on paper)
  • Step 9: Public defence

After the defence

1. Award of the diploma
2. Talent Center for early-career researchers
3. Jobs for post-doctoral researchers