THE DOCTORAL PROCESS CONTAINS 4 STAGES


  1. The optional pre-admission and admission
  2. The confirmation
  3. The private defense
  4. The public defense.

PRE-ADMISSION


The pre-admission is an optional step, primarily intended to allow for qualified candidates to define their project and supervisor, while pursuing courses and integrating in the doctoral programme. Pre-Admission is commonly and mainly used for VISA demand, fellowship demands, ….

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The PRE-ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM (mettre lien vers doc) is to be sent to the Doctoral Bureau in Management through its administrator (sandrine.delhaye@uclouvain.be) in electronic format (PDF, in a single file).
The Doctoral Committee reviews the admission applications 4 times per year. The dates are announced here on the doctorate page of the Louvain School of Management website.
https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/doctorat-en-sciences-economiques-et-de-gestion.html

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ADMISSION


The admission to the doctoral school constitutes the first mandatory step in the doctoral process.

AT UCL
The ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM (mettre lien vers doc) is to be sent to the Doctoral Bureau in Management through its administrator (sandrine.delhaye@uclouvain.be) in electronic format (PDF, in a single file).
The Doctoral Committee reviews the admission applications 4 times per year. The dates are announced here on the doctorate page of the Louvain School of Management website.
https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/doctorat-en-sciences-economiques-et-de-gestion.html
After admission, the candidate will be invited to register as a PhD student to the Registration Office (mettre lien) and pays tuition as well as the annual registration fees that are due.

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CONFIRMATION


Within 24 calendar months from the definitive admission to the doctoral programme by the CDD, the candidate should pass the confirmation stage.
The confirmation procedure is a mandatory intermediate step in the doctoral process with the purpose to assure adequate progress towards the thesis defense in order to meet the statutory objectives in terms of time and quality.
More information on CONFIRMATION TOOLKIT page.


PRIVATE DEFENSE


When the supervisory panel considers that the candidate’s work and doctoral research training have been satisfactorily completed, it proposes a composition of a doctoral jury. Usually, the private defense can be fixed earliest one year after the passed confirmation.
More information on DEFENSE TOOLKIT page.


PUBLIC DEFENSE


The public defense consists of an oral presentation given by the candidate of the results of the research work which have led to the thesis; on this occasion the candidate should lay emphasis on the qualities and originality of the work, and its relevance to the wider scientific public. This presentation is followed by a discussion between the candidate and the jury and then with everyone present at the defense.
More information on DEFENSE TOOLKIT page.


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