Below is an overview of the most important deadlines regarding your graduation:

  • Approval Form: If you plan to defend between June 1 and September 30 (the busiest period of the year), then the deadline for the submission of your approval form is March 1 of the same year. During other times of the year, there are no specific deadlines. Having said this, you should submit your approval form right at the start of your thesis project, and not submitting at least 3 months before you envisaged graduation date will almost certainly result in delays.
  • Arrangement of Thesis Defense: You need to submit your form to make the practical arrangements concerning your defense 1 month before the planned defense date.
  • Thesis Submission: You must submit your thesis manuscript to your committee at least 3 weeks before the date of the defense (meaning that you may submit until 23:59 on the 21st day before your defense date). Extensions by a couple of days are only possible in case all committee members agree. Extensions by more than a couple of days are never possible.
  • Thesis Revisions: You have up to 4 weeks after your defense to make minor revisions to your thesis manuscript, before its inclusion in the MoL Thesis Collection on the ILLC website. If we do not receive a revised version by this deadline (which in many cases will be perfectly fine), then we will instead upload the version of the thesis you defended.

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