To do:

The required documents must be submitted by email to by the supervisor or by the PhD candidate (with a copy (cc) to the supervisor for their consent)

Necessary documents:

  • Completed ‘Doctorate Committee composition proposal’ form (EnglishDutch)
  • If proposing a foreign member: verification that the person holds a current appointment as a full or associate professor affiliated with a university or is an expert and holds a doctorate need to be provided. This can be a screenshot or link to the personal/university/hospital webpage or a CV. The title and affiliation must be clearly stated


As soon as the supervisor judges that his/her approval of your thesis manuscript will be forthcoming in the near future, the supervisor shall discuss the desired composition of the Doctorate Committee with the Dean, by submitting the form 'Proposal for composition of the Doctorate Committee' (link below)

The requirements of the composition on the Doctorate Committee you can find in the document below, 'Composition Doctorate Committee UvA/AMC'.

Only after having received the official decision appointment of the doctorate committee from the Doctorate Board and preferably after you have made a preliminary reservation for the defence ceremony, the supervisor submits the manuscript to all voting members of the Doctorate Committee (see step 4 and step 5)


    • Form: Proposal for composition of the Doctorate Committee - English
    • Form: Proposal for composition of the Doctorate Committee - Dutch
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