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Conduct of a defense

Chronology of the defence in LYON 1

Timetable for the ENS defence ENS Lyon

An individual defense schedule is available here

Rules of support at ENS Lyon


  • Submission of the defense project file by the thesis director 3 months before the planned date of the defense (administrative closures of the school extend this period).
  • Transmission of the file by the Bureau of the 3rd cycle to the 3rd cycle commission for an opinion on the choice of rapporteurs and members of the jury
  • Transmission of the manuscript to the rapporteurs by the doctoral student.
  • Sending, by the postgraduate office, letters to the rapporteurs for the return date of the reports.
  • Return of the Reports prior to the defense to the Bureau of the 3rd cycle by the rapporteurs.
  • On the favourable opinion of the pre-rapporteurs, authorisation to defend the thesis and distribution of the summary of the thesis.
  • Sending of pre-reports to the doctoral student by the Postgraduate Office
  • Sending out the invitations with pre-reports to the jury members by the 3rd Cycle Bureau
  • Electronic submission of the thesis to the Diderot library in Lyon by the doctoral student
  • Sending a certificate of deposit of thesis and the electronic form completed by the Diderot library in Lyon to the Graduate Office.
  • Submission or sending to the thesis director of the Minutes of the defense, the notice of reproduction of the thesis, the standard form of Defense Report, the attestation of deposit of thesis and the electronic docket.
D-0 :  Defense
  • The meeting place will be specified to the doctoral student when the appointment is made.