Book a defence slot
A slot to defend your thesis should be booked in the defence calendar. Log in via the joint web login.
A slot for a licentiate seminar should not be booked in the defence calendar.
Doctoral students can book a main slot in the calendar, that is, the slot in which they intend to defend their thesis. The main slot remains in the calendar and is only removed if the doctoral student personally removes it from the calendar.
In addition to the main slot, it is possible to book a reserve slot for your defence in case the main slot becomes impossible for some reason. A reserve slot must be booked more than six months in advance. A reserve slot is valid for two months from the date on which it was booked, meaning it must be rebooked before these two months have passed to ensure the slot is not automatically deleted.
The booking should be made in ample time: 6-12 months before the defence. Slots in May get booked up rapidly. Note that it is not permitted to defend your thesis during certain academic ceremonies. This applies to the day of the Conferment Ceremony as well as the day before, and to the inauguration of professors. These dates are blocked in the defence calendar.