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Thesis defense session

Thesis defense

After the thesis defense, the Committee will give their global assessment in terms of No Apto (Fail), Aprobado (Pass), Notable (Good) or Sobresaliente (Excellent), according to the modification to the RD 99/2011 of the BOE (Official Bulletin of the State) of July 13, 2013.


Cum laude distinction and Outstanding Thesis Award


Theses with an Excellent (Sobresaliente) grade are eligible for the cum laude distinction. The Committee members will subsequently meet in closed session to cast their votes in separate secret ballot. Only if all votes are favorable will the Committee submit their proposal for the thesis to be awarded the cum laude distinction to the university Chancellor.

Additionally, each member of the Committee will finally cast their vote, anonymously and in a sealed envelope, for the thesis to be considered for the Outstanding Thesis Award by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.




The Secretary of the Thesis Committee is responsible for the documentation of the defense proceedings. He or she will submit the original minutes of the defense and assessment sessions, including the session concerning the cum laude distinction, attaching all relevant documents.