The thesis defense usually takes place between 3-5 years after the enrollment in the doctoral program.
Please carefully read the documents below listing details on the end-of-thesis and defense procedures that vary between universities and faculties.
Thesis defense at the UNIL
The two documents below explain details on what to do towards the end of your thesis
Please find here the model for the thesis title page
Here is an example of how the thesis title page looks like, with all necessary logos
Download here the "commande de diplome", that you need to bring to the LNDS office when you deposit the final version of your thesis
Download here the "avis de dépôt de thèse", that you will need to bring to the BCU together with 3 copies of the final version of your thesis.
Thesis defense at the UNIGE
The document below explain details on what to do towards the end of your thesis
Here is another information brochure from Unige about the thesis submission procedure
Download the template below to prepare the title page of your thesis
Please find here an example of how the thesis title page looks like, with all necessary logos
For your introductory exam (private defense), downlaod the form below, have it filled out by the jury and send it to the secretariat of your faculty after the exam. Jury signatures must be original, no scans or copies are accepted by the faculty!
Please send a copy of the filled form to the LNDS coordinator since she has to send your doctoral school credits to the faculty as well (and provide you with your thesis number).
For your public defense (soutenance de thèse), download the form below, have it filled out by the jury and send it to the secretariat of your faculty. Again, only original signatures are accepted, no scans or copies!
Please find here still some links to Unige websites regarding thesis defense procedures in general, e.g.
Writing a thesis with articles
You can replace the methods and results section of your thesis with articles only if you have at least one article published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Your contribution must be significant for an article to be considered as part of your thesis. Reviews can’t be used to replace any part of your thesis.
Please read this document carefully: