Information for PhD supervisors

PhD supervisors can find information on this page regarding the supervision of a PhD candidate up till the defence of the doctoral thesis.


New PhD-regulations as of 8 February 2015.  

 More information (in Dutch)

Regulations and procedures

Leiden University Doctorate (PhD) regulations 2015 (adopted by the Doctorate Board on 18 December 2014)
Brief explanation of the most important changes with respect to the 2008 Regulations
(Leiden University PhD Regulations 2008)

Overview of the procedure leading to the public defence of a PhD thesis


The attachments below must always be send to mrs. Esmé ten Donkelaar.
The Word versions of these attachments can be found on the J Drive (departments/law/fdr/promovendi/promovendiformaliteiten)

- Appendix 3 Approval of manuscript by PhD supervisor
- Appendix 5A Appointment PhD committee
- Appendix 5C Approval of manuscript by all members of the PhD committee.
Note: please attach all letters received from the PhD Committee members.
- Appendix 8A Appointment Opposition Committee
- Appendix 9 ‘With distinction’ regulation

Contact details

Persons and agencies where you can go for questions:

Meijers Research Institue and Graduate School
E.M.E. ten Donkelaar

Beadle's Office
Rapenburg 73 in Leiden +31 (0)71-527 7211

Doctorate Board
Postal address: Rapenburg 70, P.O. 9500, 2300 RA Leiden
Visiting address: Rapenburg 73 in Leiden +31 (0)71 3130

Last Modified: 17-11-2015