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You are now in your fourth and last year of your PhD track. Information on what tasks to accomplish in your fourth year can be found on this page.

Doctorate regulations

Proposal doctorate committee

Defense and completion

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Bonus when finishing on time

In order to encourage PhD students to complete their thesis within four years, HIMS offers a premium of € 2,000 if a PhD student completes the manuscript within 48 months. If you need up to 51 months to finish the manuscript, HIMS offers a € 500 contribution to the printing costs of the thesis. There is an additional reimbursement scheme for scholarship students. More information about this and the application form can be found here.


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