Evaluations

During your enrolment period it is mandatory to complete three evaluations.

The evaluation should focus on:

  • Collaboration with your main supervisor
  • Whether the PhD study follows the PhD plan
  • Project feasibility
  • Project progression
  • Collaboration with international/external parties

How to do an evaluation

You will receive an e-mail when it is time to begin your evaluation. Evaluations are carried out in the PhD planner – you can login here – and should be written in English. Please make sure not to complete evaluations ahead of time.

Please note that you cannot update your PhD plan before your evaluation is complete.

If the evaluation is passed, the main supervisor’s evaluation will reflect it, when he/she completes the evaluation in PhD Planner.

If the evaluation is failed, the main supervisor will conclude the evaluation by expressing concern that the plan might not lead to timely completion or recommend a three month trial period.

When your evaluation is complete, both you and your main supervisor can find the evaluation, including comments made by the head of graduate programme and the graduate school.

See guidelines (right sidebar) for further information on how to do the evaluations.

The three evaluations

The dates of the evaluations are based on an ordinary three year full time study:

  1. A written evaluation six months after enrolment
  2. 18 months after enrolment  - An oral midterm evaluation with the main supervisor and an evaluator, based on an approximately five page scientific report and a written evaluation with questions for both the PhD student and the main supervisor made in PhD Planner
  3. A written evaluation six months before enrolment end

Integrated PhD students

If you are an integrated PhD student, the dates are as follows:

  1. A written evaluation six months before the transition to part B
  2. Six months after the transition to part B - An oral midterm evaluation with the main supervisor and an evaluator, based on an approximately five page scientific report and a written evaluation with questions for both the PhD student and the main supervisor made in PhD Planner*
  3. A written evaluation six months before enrolment end

*You are exempt from doing a scientific report and an oral evaluation if your Master’s degree was concluded with a thesis of minimum 30 ECTS credits and an oral examination or if you are part of the molecular medicine PhD programme.

Three month trial period

If an evaluation has a negative outcome, the main supervisor will conclude the evaluation by indicating that “the plan will not lead to timely completion, three month trial period necessary”. If a trial period is initiated, you will during a three month period follow a plan outlined by you and your supervisors (and approved by us).

After the three months, your PhD will be evaluated again. If the re-evaluation is positive, the PhD education continues. If the re-evaluation is negative your enrolment as a PhD student will terminate immediately as will employment (if any) at AU.