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    Official guidelines on PhD Defences in light of COVID-19 measures - Update: 6 May 2021

    As of 10 May 2021, doctoral defences are possible on campus or other locations in a hybrid format. Please check our reference guide that shows how you can organize this. Doctoral defences are also still possible in a digital format. Please check our digital reference guide  that shows how you can organize this. The reference guides are compliant with the Central PhD Regulations and the best practices of the VUB Teams team. This way of working can be adapted according to supplementary agreements within the respective faculties. This way of working is possible until the end of the academic year 2020-2021 until further notice.


    By derogation from the central doctoral regulations the period of 1 month in between the successful private defence and the public defence can still be extended when all parties involved (supervisor, doctoral candidate and jury members) agree to this. 


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