1) The doctoral candidate must submit his/her PhD dissertation for public defense within three years of the comprehensive examination.
(Under legal regulation, those who passed the comprehensive exam between February 1, 2018, and May 10, 2021, must submit their PhD dissertation within four academic years following the comprehensive exam.)
2) If the doctoral candidate submits his/her PhD dissertation beyond the above statutory deadline and has not got permission from the Council of the Doctoral School (CDS) to do so, or if he/she submits it beyond the deadline stipulated in the permission, he/she is obliged to pay an increased procedural fee specified in a separate regulation.
3) Beyond 5 years from the date of the comprehensive exam, the doctoral school will reject the submission of the doctoral candidate's dissertation and the PhD procedure will be terminated.
4) Points 2 and 3 apply to the case of doctoral students and doctoral candidates where
a) the statutory deadline for submission of the dissertation expires after December 31, 2023; or
b) the deadline for submission extended by the CDS permission expires after December 31, 2023; or
c) the statutory deadline or the deadline extended by the CDS permission expires before December 31, 2023, but the dissertation is not submitted by December 31, 2023.
5) Submission of the doctoral dissertation means the submission of the final version of the dissertation corrected following the preliminary debate.