Thesis Duration Arrangement

Effective from academic year 2018-2019 for all students of all cohorts: 

The nominal duration of the MSc Thesis Project is 21 full-time weeks. The maximum duration of a MSc Thesis Project is 25 weeks.

When a student does not pass the first green-light meeting within 17 weeks after the kick-off date, the graduation committee may motivate to extend the graduation process of the student with a maximum time period of 3 months (13 weeks). The motivation for extension of the master thesis project has to be indicated on the green-light form. When a student does not pass the second green-light meeting, he/she has to start with a new graduation topic and new graduation committee.

Only for cohorts 2016-2017 and earlier:

  • When the student worked on his/her master thesis project before 1 September 2018, then: 
    • these weeks are not taken into account when monitoring the thesis duration arrangement.
    • the monitoring and thesis duration arrangement will start from the 1 September 2018 on.
  • When the student starts his/her thesis in academic year 2018-2019 or later the thesis duration arrangement will be applicable.