Key points of the defence process
As defence is a specific process, please contact you supervisor for this purpose. Please read the French version for the process defined by your institution.
You must be registered pedagogically and administratively to start the defence process.
To report on a thesis, a foreign colleague must
- either hold the position of professor (list of MCF-PR equivalences abroad)
- or have obtained a diploma equivalent to the HDR (list according to wikipedia) - Attention, the instruction to obtain an equivalence of HDR to be able to report on a PhD thesis can exceed one week.
Researchers holding a permanent position in a university or research center abroad who cannot be assimilated to university professors, and who work in a country where there is no diploma equivalent to the HDR, may be considered, for the purpose of reporting on a thesis, as having the equivalence of a accreditation to supervise research, provided that they have been the director of at least two defended theses. However, they will not be considered as university professors. They will therefore be considered as rank B members.
To be considered as a rank A member (minimum 50% of members in a jury), a foreign colleague must hold the position of professor or equivalent (list of equivalences MCF-PR)
Manuscript template :
Doctoral contracts co-financed by the Hauts de France region must respect the following obligations.
Important dates :
Defence without any registration 2023-2024 : December 31st, 2023
Schedule for defence : important dates