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Thesis deposit and defense meeting recording (08/05/2024)

Thesis deposit and defense meeting presentation (08/05/2024)



Before the deadline that appears in Sigma-Third cycle as the maximum completion date, a copy of the doctoral thesis must be deposited.

Currect procedure (until July 2024)


The deposit of the doctoral thesis and the associated documentation must be made exclusively in electronic format, either online through the Common Electronic Register of the General State Administration, or in-person in a flash drive, at the Registration Office located at the Doctoral School (Cantoblanco campus) or in the General Registration Office of UAM (Rectorate Building). In the document in the download area "EDUAM_Thesis registration procedure" you will find helpful information about the steps of this procedure, depending on the option chosen, to correctly register the thesis deposit.


1. Requirements

- Positive evaluation of at least 3 years (Tutelas) for full time students, or 5 years (Tutelas) for part-time students

- Positive evaluation of the last year enrolled.

- Final version of the thesis (there will be no modifications after deposit).

-Authorization of the Academic Comitee

-Have all the required documents available before the maximum deadline 

Duration of each stage of the procedure depends on a number of factors (number of thesis managed by the office at the same time, how fast do you correct any mistakes, whether you put claims, availability of the member of the Defense Commitee...). 

IMPORTANT: After the deposit, you must consider a reasonable time limit to plan your defense date (at least 7-8 weeks, considering holidays). We will not consider complaints about the progress of the procedure before five weeks.

Documentation to present in the Registration Office (documents in the download area):


Before registering the thesis deposit, all the required documentation must be completed and signed, as listed below, in separate files, identifying each pdf with the first and last name:

  • Request for authorization to defend the doctoral thesis (Surname_Name_SolicitudDefense.pdf)
  • A copy of the thesis in open electronic format (pdf), no signatures, which is accessible (Surname_Name_Doctoral Thesis.pdf). See the document in the download area about the procedure to make a PDF document accessible with Adobe Acrobat DC and to improve the quality of said document.
  • Resumen-abstract of the doctoral thesis (in Spanish and English) in a separate file from the thesis (Surname_Name_Abstract.pdf).
  • Declaration of Ethical Commitment and Originality (Surname_Name_CompromisoEtico.pdf)
  • Document of personalized activities of the doctoral student. The activities must have been previously validated (Surname_Name_DAD.pdf)
  • Motivated report from the director or directors of the doctoral thesis exposing the results of the assessment of the thesis and expressly endorsing its presentation to public defense. In the case of doctors not linked to the doctoral program, the doctoral student's tutor must provide a reasoned ratification of the thesis report. Said report must also be authorized and signed by the coordinator once approved by the Academic Committee of the doctoral program (Surname_Name_InformeDirector.pdf).
  • Proposal for the evaluation panel of the thesis made up of 5 or 7 doctors, experts in the field, signed by the coordinator of the Academic Committee of the doctoral program, in which the research experience of the proposed members must be specified through publications in the scientific, technical, humanistic, artistic field or equivalent (Surname_Name_PropuestaTribunal.pdf). If more than one member of the court is from outside the Community of Madrid, the proposal will be accompanied by a co-financing commitment (Surname_Name_Cofinancing.pdf)
  • Form regarding the transfer of rights for the dissemination of the thesis in open access (Surname_Name_CesionRights.pdf)
  • The additional complementary documents that establish the current procedures of the UAM for theses presented as a compendium of publications, theses written in languages other than those official at the UAM, doctorate with international mention, mention of industrial doctorate, co-supervision of doctoral thesis, or thesis affected by confidentiality/data protection processes.