All terms of the thesis defense are described on the web pages of the Doctoral Training Office (SFD).

 

Please respect the procedures and deadlines. In particular:

 

1. The constitution of the committee, in general, and the choice of reporters, in particular, must be approved by the ED. To this end, your committee proposal should be sent by e-mail to the Deputy Director of the ED at least ten weeks before the scheduled date of defense, and in any case before sending the manuscript to reporters. 

 

2. The reporters of the thesis must send their reports electronically to the Deputy Director of the ED, and send a printed copy with original signature to the secretary of the ED at Paris Diderot. Electronic reports must be received at least three weeks before the defense.

 

3. At least five weeks before the defense, you must send your manuscript to the library of university Paris Diderot (as explained here). Be carefull to fulfill the constraints on the format of the manuscript. This step is compulsory. If you do not send your manuscript in proper format to the library at least 5 weeks before the defense, you will not be allowed to defend.

 

4. At least three weeks before the defense the form "proposed committee" (downloadable from the website of the SFD) must be completed and filed  with the secretary of the ED at Paris Diderot, where it will be signed by the Deputy Director of the ED and sent to the IED.

 

Concerning the constitution of the committee, the rules are as follows: