1. The student shall fill in the form below, with the activities developed during the doctoral period;
2. The student shall have 50% of the credits completed and the advisor shall send the following documents to the Program Coordinator:

2.1. Letter of indication from the applicant to the EGQ and suggestion of at least six professors for the qualifying board. It is recommended that the professors are preferably from the Ribeirão Preto Campus-USP;
2.2. The form referred to in section 1;
2.3. The manuscript of a work written in English, or the definitive publication of the results obtained related to the thesis.

3. The Program Coordinating Committee will define the names for the examining board, among the suggestions sent by the Advisor.

4. After defining the date for the examination, the applicant shall present the manuscript for the examining board, which must be composed of three faculty experts in the area related to the document presented. The advisor should not be part of the board and the Program coordinator will only be part of the board as a specialist in the area.

5. The Evaluation Committee will analyze and question the set of activities carried out by the graduate student during the doctoral period, listed in the form submitted along with the manuscript.

6. Students who fail the qualifying examination can apply to retake it only once, and must submit a new application within a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days after the first examination.

6.1 It is not necessary to submit a new manuscript to apply for the second qualifying examination. However, the student must submit the manuscript to the examination committee up to two weeks before the scheduled date for the qualifying examination.

7. The second examination must be held within 90 (ninety) days after the second registration. If the student fails again, they will be dismissed from the Program and will receive a certificate for the completed courses.


EQ-Doctorate Form