External Examiner Reimbursement Policy

The External Examiner Reimbursement Policy is currently under review for Fall 2020. Please check back at that time for any changes made to the policy.

January 26, 2017

External Examiner’s will be reimbursed for eligible expenses related to travel for a thesis defence, when original, itemized receipts are submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Note that the most reasonable and affordable means of travel and accommodation should be sought.

Eligible Expenses:

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Alcohol.
  • Any travel or meal expenses for other examination committee members.


It is preferred that all examiners be physically present for the Thesis oral examination.

However, in certain extenuating circumstances, it is acceptable—with approval from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies—that the External Examiner participate remotely. Arrangements for the use of remote access is to be done by the student’s home department. The remote service must be supported by University of Lethbridge IT Services.