Candidates may only apply to defend their doctorate at the end of the 3rd year after their first registration (MESRS Order No. 191 of 16/07/2012)

Defense procedure :

       1- Defense Requirements:

  • Minimum of four (4) registrations.
  • Favorable report from the thesis director.
  • Publication in a reputable journal.

      2- Composition of the jury:

  • Four (4) to six (6) members, specialists in the field of the thesis subject, with the rank of Professor or Associate professor (senior lecturer) class A or Accredited Research Director or Accredited Researcher class A.
  • One or two members of the jury must be from outside the registering institution, chosen for their expertise in the field relevant to the topic.
  • Examiners must not be co-authors of publications with the doctoral candidate.

       3- Defense file:

  • Request for defense authorization, signed by the thesis director ;
  • A favourable report from the thesis director ;
  • A copy of the thesis ;
  • A detailed summary of the thesis ;
  • Copies of publications and communications ;
  • Jury proposal ;
  • Copy of the last registration certificate.

 Download the forms concerning the thesis defense :

  1. Defense Authorization Request Form