Last Stretch of the PhD Programme

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
25 September 2024 (IN PERSON) 12:50 13:50 FORUM building, room B0413, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Building 102, Wageningen Campus Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) 7 / 40 Apply
21 October 2024 (IN PERSON) 13:00 14:00 ORION building room B3034. Bronland 1, Building 103, Wageningen Campus Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) 7 / 40 Apply
11 December 2024 (ONLINE) 13:00 14:00 ONLINE Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) 2 / 50 Apply

Course description

Join this session for a comprehensive exploration of the procedural steps, requirements and doctoral degree regulations during the last phase of the PhD programme. In this engaging session, we aim to demystify the procedures and requirements during the graduation phase of the PhD programme. The new procedure for booking doctoral defence ceremony dates, as will be implemented from July 2024 on, will be explained and questions about this new procedure can be asked. So, join us for a session propelling you towards the successful completion of your PhD journey. See you there!


This afternoon addresses issues and questions which arise in the last track of the PhD programme such as:

  • What must I do first?
  • Who is responsible / who must take action? (supervisor and/or PhD?)
  • Where can I print my thesis and who pays?
  • How can I book doctoral defence ceremony dates
  • Etc.

General Information

Target Group: PhD candidates who will defend their thesis at Wageningen University and are in the final year of their PhD.
Group size: Max. 40 participants 
Course duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Credit points: 0 ECTS
Self-study hours 0
Name lecturer: Janneke van Seters (WU, Doctoral Service Centre)
Venue: See course schedule


15 minutes Registration

45 minutes

Final steps: Time line, thesis and printing

Aspects to consider:

  • The thesis itself (content, requirements, cover)
  • The Doctoral degree regulations
  • The Training and Education Certificate
  • The (new) procedure of booking doctoral defence ceremony dates

The printing of the thesis:

  • Lay-out
  • Printers
Financial support



The workshop is free of charge, but note the cancellation conditions below. Cancelling or no-show without a valid reason is NOT free of charge.

Cancellation conditions:

Until 1 month before the start of the course, you can cancel free of charge. If you cancel after this date:
• When you do not have a valid reason or do not show up you will be charged with €50.
• When you have a valid reason (circumstances beyond your control), you will not be charged. In this case a written statement of the supervisor/superior is required.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us. Someone else may still be able to take your spot.


For more information please contact WGS (