“European Doctorate” label

Modified : mars 28, 2011 at 07:46

All of the universities that are a part of our Graduate School can deliver the “European Doctorate” label. This label is a qualification awarded in addition to the doctorate, delivered by the academic institutions of the European Community. The label was instituted in 1992 by the European Liaison Committee for the Conference of Rectors and University Directors, which later became the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences and since 2001 has been the European University Association (EUA).

The university can award the European Doctorate label at the time of the final doctoral examination of the thesis on the condition that the following requirements have been met:

  1. The doctorate must have been prepared in part during a stay of at least 3 months in another member state of the European Union.
  2. The decision to award the doctorate must be taken by at least 2 professors, from 2 tertiary education providers from 2 European countries, other than the one in which the student will be presenting the oral defence of their doctorate.
  3. At least one member of the jury panel must be from a tertiary education provider in a European country other than that one in which the doctorate will be examined.
  4. A part of the oral defence must be conducted in a national European language other that the national language(s) of the country where the doctorate is examined.

Specific arrangements regarding application requirements can be adopted by each university, including language competency in the language in which the thesis is to be written. For information please contact the doctoral studies services section at your university (see Contacts).