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Support office Doctorate Board / Graduation Phase (Hora Finita)

The support office is the right place for questions and regulations concerning your Doctoral Defence, the publication of your PhD thesis or verifcation of a PhD Diploma/Certificate

Mariska Buurman / Astrid Scholtens-Hofenk
Phone: +31 53 489  4242
Office: Ravelijn, room 4266

Opening hours: 
Monday - Thursday

Beadles / Pedellen

Defences and other ceremonies of the University of Twente are accompanied by the Beadles / Pedellen.
Public defences are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:45, 14:45 and 16:45 hr.

Wim Koehorst  
Phone: +31 53 489  5899  
Office: Waaier, room 269

Opening hours: 
Wednesday - Friday

Defences under Covid-19 restrictions

Planning of PhD defence date: business as usual. The candidate can choose to have a fully online defence, or a ceremony with 1.5m protocol (max. 15 guests).
See 1,5-meter social distancing protocol for PhD/PDEng defences (Dutch / English). 
The PhD will receive the latest protocol by email.

Upcoming defences

See all upcoming defences 


For help with the publication of your doctoral thesis contact the Library's Info desk: +31 53 489 2777


PhD candidates registered before 1st of January 2014

PhD can download and use the forms below.  All other PhD candidates will receive the appropriate forms via Hora Finita emails, therefore the forms below do not apply to you.