In accordance with the decree of 25 May 2016 establishing the national framework for training and the procedures leading to the award of the national doctoral diploma, the authorisation to present a thesis for defence is granted by the President of the University of Montpellier, following the opinion of the director of the Doctoral School, on the proposal of the thesis director.
The candidate's work is examined beforehand by at least two rapporteurs who will draw up a written report. The President of the University of Montpellier will base his decision on the opinions issued by the rapporteurs to authorise the defence.
The organisation of the defence is a procedure that requires time.
The "request for authorisation to defend a thesis" file must be submitted to the Doctoral School at least 8 weeks before the date of the defence.
This application includes :
- Appointment of rapporteurs: they are given 3 weeks to prepare their report
- The appointment of the members of the jury
- Authorisation to defend