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Thesis Submission Process

Please contact the Academic Registry with queries related to the submission of your student's thesis. Deadlines for the submission are:

  • 31st of August for September registrants
  • the last day of February for March registrants

The flow chart below illustrates the PhD thesis submission process and outlines the roles and responsibilities at each step.

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Stay of Deposition Requests

As per Calendar students may request a "stay of deposition" on their thesis:

“Should an author of a thesis wish to withhold permission for the use of her/his work, a written application must be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies at the time of submission of the thesis for examination. Such applications must have the written support of the graduate student’s Supervisor or Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), must state the reasons for the request for a stay on access and must provide a contact address. The maximum length of a stay is five years. During this period of withheld permission the thesis may be consulted, lent or copied only by written permission of the author who is under an obligation to reply to all enquiries within a reasonable time.”

Students apply for a stay of deposition online by filling in the Stay of Deposition Request Form . The link to the form is provided in the section below.

Students are required to submit a written confirmation of support for the thesis embargo from their Supervisor or Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) with the form. The Graduate Studies Office at confirms the Dean's decision by return email, with the Supervisor copied on the email.

Regulations and Forms

If you have any questions please contact the Administrative Officer in Graduate Studies or check for answers on our FAQ page.