Step 2: Kick Off Meeting

A. Project Proposal for Kick-off

You will explore the topic of your graduation project with your first supervisor and (re)write the project proposal that you developed during the module Master Thesis Preparation. Use the review form of the Master Thesis Preparation course for self-checking your project proposal.

If your first supervisor thinks that your proposal is sufficient, you can plan the Kick-off Meeting in which the full committee will meet to discuss your proposal. In principle, you need to take the lead to plan this meeting.


B. Kick-Off Meeting

First read: Preparing for kick-off

During the kick off meeting your project proposal will be discussed. All members of the committee will provide you with feedback. After the meeting you will make a report on the feedback and revise your project proposal accordingly. The chair of your graduation committee will sign the kick-off form which has to be sent digitally to The student administration will check whether you comply with the rules for starting a graduation project (see Step 1: Start your Master Thesis Project) and informs your first supervisor on this. 

Confidentiality: Please fill out and submit the Confidentiality Agreement if applicable (see Step 1: Start your Master Thesis Project). In order to avoid unnecessary delay make sure that the form is duly undersigned by all supervisors required before submitting the form at the Service Point. 


C. Midterm meeting (optional)

In some sections, a second or concluding joint discussion is held midterm through and/or at the end of the graduation project. During this midterm meeting, you discuss the progress of your research, your timetable and further plans and the scientific paper (only for CoSEM). Tip: make a short report of the agreements made during the meeting.

No form has to be submitted.