Half-time review at OnkPat

The half-time review shall be carried out for every doctoral student who will be taking a doctorate and should be carried out two years after admission or when two years of full-time doctoral education or the equivalent has been completed.

What is required to conduct the half time review?

There are no requirements regarding completed manuscripts or published articles. For course requirements, see your general syllabus.

The Board

The principal supervisor and the doctoral student are responsible for and will take initiative to carry out the half time review. The supervisor decides on a board consisting of three researchers with adequate knowledge of the subject who are independent from the project and who have obtained a doctoral degree.


The half time review is announced within KI. To announce a calendar event contact the administrator of doctoral education. The half time review is conducted in English, usually as a public research seminar and with subsequent discussion. After the half time seminar the board has a meeting with supervisors, doctoral student (and often the external mentor), during which feedback and recommendations for the remaining education time are given.

The half time review protocol is completed and signed by the board members. It is then sent to the administrator of doctoral education for a follow up (with regard to the content of the protocol). The half-time review is registered in Ladok.

Read more about the guidelines for half-time review at KI and get the half time review protocol.