Master’s Thesis submission and defence schedule


When the supervisor believes the thesis is ready for preliminary approval and submission (see further, he/she appoints a thesis committee consisting of three members (the supervisor cannot be one of them). The supervisor will also designate the time and place of the oral defence, in consultation with the thesis committee. After this, the supervisor should notify the coordinator of studies by means of the MA-thesis defence form:

The student will distribute the thesis to the examination committee (three printed copies for the committee members, plus an electronic copy for the coordinator of studies). The defence should be scheduled so as to allow a reasonable period of time for all members of the examination committee to read and review the thesis.

Date of the oral defence:

The oral defence will be open to the university community. It will necessarily take place in accordance with the dates and deadlines established for such purpose by each of the three universities involved in the Master’s programme, as follows:


  • February 2019 (only available to students already registered during the previous academic year): date to be determined
  • June 2019: click here
  • July 2019: click here


  • Registration deadline: Friday 5 April 2019.

  • Deadline for the submission of the MA-thesis defence forms:

    • Wednesday 23 January 2019 (for MA-theses to be defended in February)

    • Friday 14 June 2019 (for MA-theses to be defended in July)

    • Monday 15 July 2019 (for MA-theses to be defended in September)

  • Oral defence dates:

    • February: from 31 January to 22 February 2019, inclusive

    • July: from 21 June to 19 July 2019, inclusive

    • September: from 4 to 18 September 2019, inclusive


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