External examiner for PhD defenses

For the final oral defense of the doctoral dissertation the doctoral committee will be supplemented by an independent external examiner who, as an expert in the field in which the candidate's research is carried out, will appraise the dissertation and ordinarily will also be present at the final oral examination (either in person or via teleconference).

Review the PhD Dissertation Submission and Defense Timelines for details.

All external examiner related forms are available from the "Forms" webpage under "Thesis and dissertation forms".

See also important dates for graduate students (by term).