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Do you want to take on a new doctoral student? Do you have questions surrounding the supervision of a doctoral thesis (incl. special conditions after emeritus status)? Would you like to see a summary of the individual administrative steps relating to a doctorate? Then visit the corresponding section on the ETH intranet under TEACHING, Doctoral Administration Office. There you will find all relevant forms and information sheets.

Separately, the keywords listed hereunder require your special attention, with the doctoral student's date of matriculation playing a decisive role:

Prior to 1 July 2016: Please observe Transitional Elements of "Additional Provisions D-BAUG" (PDF, 141 KB).

If matriculated after 1 July 2016 -- and in addition to these Transitional Elements -- please observe the new "Additional Provisions D-BAUG" (PDF, 107 KB) of 01.07.2016.

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Cumulative / "Paper Thesis"

Detailed information is provided on the ETH main site, under the tab "Writing your doctoral thesis", paragraph "cumulative doctoral thesis". -- Additionally, please check previous "Additional Provisions D-BAUG" (PDF, 89 KB), version 01.11.2013 with immatriculation prior 1 July 2016 or new "Additional Provisions D-BAUG", (PDF, 107 KB)version 01.07.2016, with immatriculation after 1 July 2016.

Appointment of Co-Examiners

You, as doctoral supervisor, must submit a written, substantiated application for approval by the doctoral committee. An e-mail with contact details and attached curriculum vitae of the specialist requested is sufficient. Please apply to the doctoral administration at D-BAUG:
Term of appointment of 1st co-examiner: Three years after provisional admission.

Examiners’ Report on the Doctoral Thesis

There are always questions to be answered on this. We should refer you to the information for internal use -- reports for supervisors and co-supervisors (PDF, 31 KB) -- provided by the Doctoral Administration of the Rector's Office. These are complemented by new D-BAUG specific elements (PDF, 52 KB), serving as an additional guideline towards quality.

Title Change Possible?

The title and content of a thesis cannot be changed after their approval by the Department Conference.


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