Thesis printing VU University (VU)

Every university in the Netherlands has its own rules and procedures regarding doctoral degrees. Some are relevant when it comes to the dissertation printing:

  • The timetable above all; when should the printed dissertation be ready?
  • Title page and general layout requirements.
  • Delivery digital version.
  • Statements yes/no?
  • ISBN yes/no and if so, can it be arranged through the university?

Unfortunately, there are no general rules about the above points and every university fills in this differently, including the Free University. Here we will discuss the most important points to keep in mind when you have your dissertation printed for your PhD at the VU University in Amsterdam.

The doctorate regulations stipulate that you must submit 5 copies of your dissertation to the Beadle Bureau no later than three weeks before the defense date. Bureau Pedel is responsible for supplying copies of the dissertation to the faculty and the library. You must provide the members of the reading committee with a copy. In addition, a digital version (in the final form and layout) of the dissertation must be submitted to the central university library at least six weeks before the doctorate.

Strict requirements are attached to the title page. This must be drawn up in accordance with the model prescribed by the Board of Deans and the rector must approve the title page before the dissertation is printed. This listens very closely so pay attention to this. You can find an example of this at: . Positions are not allowed.

It is not mandatory to include an ISBN in the dissertation. However, if you still want this, we can of course arrange this for you.

For more background information, it is best to view the PhD regulations via or contact contact the Board of Doctorate Affairs. It is of course best to contact us for the layout and printing of your dissertation.

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