Language requirements for the doctorate

Doctoral dissertations are to be written in Dutch or in English. However, after a substantiated request from the doctoral student, permission may be granted by the Faculty for the dissertation to be written in another language. If a doctoral dissertation has another language as its subject, the Faculty may decide to impose the use of said other language. Each doctoral dissertation is to include a Dutch and English summary (2 to 3 pages).

Subject to any prior permission or obligation from the Faculty stating the contrary, the public defence takes place in Dutch or English.

If students wish to write their dissertation in a language other than Dutch or English, they should fill in the application form Doctoral studies in a language other than Dutch or English (.docx or .pdf) and send it to the Faculty Student Administration, signed by the student and the supervisor. Prospective students will receive a recommendation in writing.