Submission of the doctoral dissertation

The following material must be submitted to the HE PhD Administration:

  • One OCR-readable PDF file with the complete dissertation.
  • One OCR-readable PDF file with the co-authorship statements (Word).
  • One OCR-readable PDF-file containing any published articles that form the basis for – but are not part of – the doctoral dissertation.
  • A completed and signed information form (Word).
  • A copy of the higher doctoral candidate’s PhD dissertation or any other dissertation or thesis which has previously formed the basis for the award of an academic degree.
  • A list of publications (in addition to publications included in the dissertation).
  • A CV
  • If the dissertation is being re-submitted, the author must submit an account which clearly describes the changes made in relation to the first dissertation along with the recommendation from the original assessment committee.

The material must be sent to: If the files are sent in encrypted form, the code must be sent in a separate email to the same address.

Co-authorship statement

If a doctoral dissertation is the result of a collaboration, a co-authorship statement (Word) must be submitted. This must be signed by the co-authors and by the author and must indicate the scope and nature of each individual person's share of the joint work. 


Screening for duplicate text and acceptance for assessment


All submitted doctoral dissertations are screened for duplicate text. Find information of screening for duplicate text (PDF).

Furthermore textual comparison between the Higher Doctoral Dissertation and a potential PhD thesis by the same author is made. Results showing duplicate text will be laid before the Duplicate Text Committee.

If the dissertation is accepted for assessment after the screening, the Higher Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Health appoints an academic assessment committee.