Continuation and graduation contract - instructions

The "Continuation and graduation contract" is an official agreement between the PhD candidate, the supervision team and the ILLC. This document should be drawn up as soon as becomes clear, during the final year, that the PhD candidate will not be able to graduate by the end of the PhD project period. At the latest this document should be submitted one month before the end of the official project period. In this document a set of strict agreements and deadlines is laid down, which the PhD candidate should meet in order for supervision and use of UvA and ILLC facilities to continue. It should contain a realistic prospective defense date and a concrete and detailed planning of activities to realise an actual defense on this date, taking into consideration other obligations the candidate might have after the end of the PhD contract, for instance to financially support themselves.


Taking into account input from the PhD candidate, the supervisor first uses this form to draft the contract. This draft is then discussed and adjusted as needed during a meeting with the PhD candidate, all supervisors involved, and the director of ILLC's PhD Programme. The main supervisor is reponsible for providing a final version of the contract after this meeting, which must be approved and signed by all parties involved (the supervision team, the PhD candidate and the director of ILLC's PhD Programme).

Please save the final version into the system [option "Save and download PDF"] and hand in a signed print out at the ILLC Office.

The questions in the form need no further explanation. The form itself can be found on the personal tracking pages of the candidate.

Personal tracking pages

This procedure is repeated as soon as it becomes clear that the new prospecitve defense date will not be met.