Requirements for the PDF File

The PDF version of the doctoral dissertation must be identical to the final version approved by the faculty. Potential exceptions to this rule are set out in the steps to electronic submission.

When creating the PDF file, please note that:

  • All fonts used must be embedded in the file.
  • The file must not be encrypted.

When saving the PDF file, please enable the “PDF/A” option. This will fulfill the points mentioned. Submitting a PDF/A file will help preserve it in the long term and ensure that it is an exact visual rendering of the document.