Welcome

to the

Online Petition of

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Process

Petition for Ph.D. 

Dissertation Defense Examination

Dear Ph.D. Candidate

Welcome to the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Petition submission site of the PSE Division – and congratulations that you reached this major milestone during your Ph.D. studies at KAUST!

Please follow the instructions carefully, to submit all information and documents as required, including

  • Your completed Ph.D. dissertation (one PDF file)
  • Your CV and publication list (one PDF file)
  • The CV of the External Examiner (one PDF file)
  • Names and email addresses of all committee members (incl. Committee Chair and External Examiner)

Your Dissertation Petition must be submitted at least two months prior to your planned defense. The online form will calculate the earliest possible date for your defense based on today’s date; if your chosen defense date is inconsistent with this two-month period, you will be informed immediately.

Please refer to your program's Academic Information page to find the criteria for selecting your committee members.

The Graduate Program Student Advisor and Associate Dean (Students) will be automatically notified once you completed the submission process, and will follow up in due time.

Good luck with the final steps towards your Ph.D. Graduation!

The Associate Dean (Students)
Division of Physical Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

 

Section A. Student Information

Section B. Thesis/Dissertation Information

Date of Request*
Today
Earliest Possible Defense Date*
60 days from today
Your Planned Defense Date*
Please select a date >= Earliest Possible Defense Date

Section C. Committee Members Information

Please do not repeat the name of the 'Committee Members'

Section D. Upload Documents

Please upload PDF format only. The Max limit of all the uploaded files is 22 MB.

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Please upload pdf file only
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Student CV & Publication List should be in single pdf
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Please upload pdf file only

Section E. GPSA Office use only

Please confirm all receiving documents*
Please confirm completing degree requirements*
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Final Defense Date*
GPSA Approval*
External Examiner Reminder Date*
Committee Chair Reminder date*

Section F. Final Approval

Associate Dean's Approval
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