To apply for Cum Laude distinction please also use Hora Finita.

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam doctorate regulations describe the procedure for awarding the distinction Cum Laude in section 9 articles 32 and 33.

When you think that the PhD thesis of your PhD candidate meets the criteria for the distinction Cum Laude, you have to send in a written application to the VU University medical center dean in Hora Finita. 

Please mind that this application has to be submitted at least 60 days before the date of the PhD ceremony.