D-GESS doctoral studies / Detailed requirements
Evidence of academic achievements
Evidence of academic achievements is required for the credits that have been gained as part of the doctoral course to be recognised. The evidence of academic achievements can be in the form of marks, assessments, i.e. passed/not passed, or confirmation (if possible in the form of a letter) that the doctoral student attended or helped with a summer school, course, committee, etc. As a general rule, all work that counts towards the course must be recorded in a way that is transparent, easy to understand and verifiable.
Should there be any cases of difficulty in complying with the above recommendations, the Head of Department will decide, at the request of the doctoral student’s supervisor, whether specific work can count towards the doctoral course.
In addition to the annual progress reports referred to in the Ordinance on Doctoral Studies (Art. 15.3), the doctoral student and his supervisor have to draw up a progress report for the Doctoral Committee if the doctoral thesis is not completed after four years.
Zurich, 8 January 2009
Approved by the Rector:
Prof. Dr. Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach
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