Phase 2: Obligations during the PhD

1. Annual re-enrolment

All doctoral candidates must re-enrol each academic year.  
Tuition fees are only applicable in the first year of registration, and in the year of the PhD defence.

2. Creating your ORCID ID

All doctoral candidates have to create their own ORCID ID. The procedure is explained on the website of the Central Library Office.

3. Submission progress report PhD research

The progress of your doctoral research is managed by your faculty/institute and will be evaluated by your individual PhD commission (IPC)

The procedure for the submission differs per faculty/institute. Some faculties require an annual report, in others it may be less frequent. Consult your faculty PhD regulations or the administrative contact person for more information. They will notify you about what is expected and when it is expected. Make sure to keep an eye on your student email account

Phase 2: Obligations during the PhD

4. Doctoral study programme

The doctoral study programme is mandatory at the University of Antwerp, and has to be finalised before the composition of the doctoral jury. You can find more information on how the doctoral study programme can be finalised in PHASE 4, step 2.

5. Submission annual progress report doctoral study programme

The report regarding the doctoral study programme is managed by the Antwerp Doctoral School and evaluated by a peer review commission consisting of members of your faculty/institute.

! Please note: the following faculties/institutes manage this report independently. Consult the administrative contact person in case of questions. Also have a look at the faculty PhD regulations (deadlines may vary!):

  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Business and Economics;
  • Institute of Development Policy.

Each academic year, PhD students at the University of Antwerp are obliged to report on their progress of the doctoral study programme., so this progress report needs to be submitted annually in SisA. The undertaken activities need to be registered in SisA one by one. Even if you did not undertake any activities or do not wish to report on them this year, you need to submit a report in SisA (you can simply check the box "I do not wish to submit any activities this year" and this will also be considered a valid report).

The deadline for this report is May 1st of the current academic year 23:59h! After that date, it is not possible to submit your report anymore and you will need to submit your activities the next year. You will be contacted by the Antwerp Doctoral School (ADS) via email with regard to approaching deadlines, so please make sure to regularly check your student email account.  If you do not frequently look at this mailbox, you can create a rule in your account to forward mails automatically to another account. 

The progress report on the doctoral study programme is, for most faculties, managed by the Antwerp Doctoral School and evaluated in May-June by a peer review commission consisting of members of your faculty/institute.