Thesis Assessment and Examination

Please read this page in conjunction with the Guidelines for Thesis Examination for Research Degree and Professional Doctorate Programmes and Regulations for the Form of Theses (Appendixes 11 and 12 of the Guidebook for Research Degree Studies) .
The Thesis Assessment and Examination Timeline sets out the actions required by you as well as by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS), your Department/School/College, the Committee on Research Degrees Candidature and the Senate. It also indicates the usual time-frame from thesis submission through to examination and graduation.
Under normal circumstances, the oral examination will take place within two to three months from the submission of the thesis, depending on the timing of receiving the examiners' comments. However, for students who fail to give advance notice for submission of their thesis or fail to submit their thesis by the intended submission deadline, a longer period of time will be required to arrange the examination. Students should also be aware that sometimes circumstances may prevent examiners from returning their thesis assessment reports in time, resulting in delays in arrangement of oral examination.