The commitment agreement is the document that establishes the functions of supervision of doctoral students, including procedures for resolving conflicts and issues relating to intellectual or industrial property rights that may arise within doctoral programmes.
The Postgraduate and Doctoral School will send a personalised commitment agreement to new students when they have enrolled for the doctoral programme. The commitment agreement should be signed as soon as possible by the University, the doctoral student, the tutor and the supervisor. The original document must be signed and submitted to the Postgraduate and Doctoral School before the first round of annual assessment (April 1).
If the thesis supervisor or tutor changes, the Postgraduate and Doctoral School will send an updated commitment agreement to the student. Again, the original document must be signed by all the parties and submitted to the Postgraduate and Doctoral School within the period established by the School.
See a sample commitment agreement