Evaluation of the course of study - half-year report

According to the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme, the principal supervisor must on a regular basis evaluate whether the PhD studies are progressing satisfactorily. Documented illness and leaves of absence, including maternity/paternity leave must be considered in this evaluation. For this purpose, all DTU PhD students and their supervisors must submit half-year reports.
The half-year report is an evaluation of the level of academic progress of the PhD project as well as a confirmation that the PhD studies are proceeding to the supervisor’s satisfaction and according to the study and project plan (a revised study and project plan may be enclosed). However, the report is also an opportunity for the PhD student and the supervisor to match their expectations continuously.

The half-year report is to be completed in PhDigital where it is also signed by the head of the PhD school, the principal supervisor and the PhD student.

Phd students enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 may submit their half-year reports using the relevant form on DTU Inside. Once completed, the form is to be submitted to the PhD secretary at the department.
If the PhD studies are not proceeding satisfactorily, the student must be offered the opportunity to rectify the situation within a time limit of three months - but only once. The student has two weeks deadline to give his/her response. Should the student decline the offer, his/her enrolment at the PhD school will be cancelled at of the end of the month. If the student accepts the offer, a new evaluation must be made within one month after the three-month period has expired. If this evaluation is negative, there will be a two-week hearing after which a decision will be made as to the immediate termination of the PhD studies. The decision is final and cannot be appealed. Ordinary industrial regulations apply to DTU employees.
Please note that the first half-year report is due four and a half months from the commencement of the PhD programme. The subsequent half-year reports are to be submitted after:

10.5 months
16.5 months
22.5 months
28.5 months
34.5 months