The purpose of the qualifying exam is for the student to
Think of the qualifying exam as an opportunity for reflecting on where you are heading and how to get there, and for getting feedback from other experienced researchers than your supervisor(s).
The student and supervisor will be contacted by GSNS three months before the qualification exam with relevant information.
The student must complete the blue part of registration form, including;
Supervisor must complete the green part of the registration form, including;
Three weeks before the qualification exam, the student must submit a progress report. The report must not exceed 30 pages, including appendices. Note that the report should contain not only an overview of the preliminary results but also ideas and plans for the remaining part of the PhD project. The progress report must follow the guidelines in the GSNS regulations (Section 9.4).
Recommended structure of the progress report:
At Department of Computer Science, the PhD qualifying exam consists of a 30 (not 45!) minutes presentation by the student, followed by 30-35 minutes of discussion.
After the exam, the supervisor/internal examiner will give the signed assessment to Henriette G. Farup. Please note that the evaluation must be entered into the template supplied by GSNS before it is signed.