Processing of the recommendation for award of the PhD degree

On behalf of DTU’s Academic Council, the Dean of Graduate Studies awards the PhD degree based on the recommendation by the assessment committee.
 
The PhD degree will be awarded if a positive recommendation has been made by at least two of the members of the assessment committee and provided that there is a positive supervisor statement and that other formal requirements have been fulfilled.
 
If the recommendation of the assessment committee is negative, the head of the PhD school may decide that the thesis should be assessed by a new assessment committee, if the author so requests within a time limit of one week. Such a request is to be sent to the Office for PhD and Continuing Education.