The thesis is not just a long paper. It is an academic project, but for most students it turns out to be a personal project as well.
Next to academic skills it will take self-discipline and good planning to complete your thesis in a satisfactory way. Please find below all relevant information for writing your thesis and organising your graduation.
The manual on how to write a thesis will be available soon.
The thesis defense
The thesis defense takes place after the final draft of your thesis has been submitted and read by both your supervisor and your second reader. It is best if you, your supervisor and your second reader select a date for the defense on your own, based on your own availability. There is no official scheduling. The only thing to keep in mind is that the defense should take place sometime in the two weeks after the thesis deadline so that grades can be submitted on time for you to graduate. If you foresee any problem with this (such as you can only find a date when all are available for the defense a few days after grades need to be submitted), please let the study advisor know. It is not likely to be a problem, but we do need to be aware and get the final grade as soon as possible.
Contrary to how it sounds, the thesis defense is not an interrogation of the thesis, but most often an inspiring conversation about it. It gives the students a chance to clarify certain points, or say more than what they could include in the written text. The thesis defense takes one hour and is structured in the following way: