Final Theses

Registration of Thesis

To register for theses, please contact your examination team by email.

  • You will receive the registration form from your exam team on request.
  • You send the completed  form from your TU e-mail account to your examination team.
  • Your exam team will check the prerequisite, fill out their part of the form and send it to the first examiner.
  • The first examiner determines the topic, suggests a second examiner, signs the form and forwards it to the examination board.
  • The examination board sends its decision to the examination team.
  • You will then receive information about the specified topic and the submission deadline by email to your TUB account or by post. The submission deadline is determined based on the regulations of your StuPO.

Academic Adjustment

Requests for academic adjustments in the context of final examinations (e.g. extension of the processing period) should already be submitted when the application for topic issuance is made. The compensation for Academic Adjustments does not belong to the reasons according to the StuPO for which an extension of the processing period can take place, i.e. that, for example, a limited illness during the processing period can additionally extend this period.

Thesis processing period

The thesis processing period begins the day the examination team assigns you your topic. It ends at a fixed time.

Application to extend processing period

You must submit a request to extend the processing period to your examination team before the standard period ends. No specific form is usually required. But some examination boards provide forms; please check the website of your examination board for more information. If you are requesting an extension due to illness, you must include a sick note (Gelber Schein) from your doctor with your application. A detailed sick note (Attest) is required upon the third request for extension. If you are requesting an extension due to reasons of content, include a statement from your first examiner with the application.

Submission of Final Theses

The submission of theses is usually done by submitting 2 bound printed copies + an electronic version on an enclosed stick or CD (please do not send the electronic version by e-mail) in a sealed envelope addressed to the responsible examination team

  •     by mail or
  •     in person at the gatekeeper in the main building of the TU Berlin (manned 24/7) or
  •     in person during opening hours at the Campus Center or
  •     in person by appointment at the responsible examination team.

With the consent of both examiners, the submission can also be made exclusively electronically to the team mailbox of the examination team responsible for your degree program; you are obliged to coordinate the form of submission with the examiners in good time; a written confirmation for the Examination office is not required.

Depending on the type of submission, the following is decisive for timely submission

  •     the date of the postmark or
  •     the date of the receipt stamp of the porter's lodge or the Campus Center
  •     the date of personal delivery to the Examinations Office
  •     the date of receipt of the e-mail in the Examinations Office.

For electronic submissions, email the paper in PDF format to your designated exams team or deposit it in the cloud and send us the link. Please also attach a photo or scan of your entry form.

  • The thesis file should be named as follows: Thesis_YourMatriculation_Number.pdf.
  • We ask that you include the following information in the body of the email:
    • Name:
    • Matriculation number:
    • Degree and program of study:
    • Name and email address First examiner*:
    • Name and e-mail address Second examiner*:
    • Title of the submitted work:
    • Declaration that the thesis contains a declaration of independence according to § 60 Abs. 8 AllgStuPO.
    • If the thesis is written in a foreign language that is not the language of examination according to the study and examination regulations: Declaration that the thesis contains a German summary. Please refer to the instructions on our website and, if applicable, to your StuPO for the instructions that are necessary.

If the submission deadline ends on a Sunday or public holiday, a postmark on the following business day is considered to be on time for postal delivery; for personal delivery of printed versions, the deadline is considered to be on the following business day.

Please note that you must register your thesis before you begin any substantive work. Final papers will generally not be accepted by your exam team until half of the completion time specified in the degree program's regulations has passed.

Early submission of the thesis

You would like to submit your thesis to your examination team before half of the processing time has elapsed? If so, you must also submit a statement from the first examiner, confirmed by the examination board, justifying an early submission. This statement will be attached to your examination file. If this statement or the confirmation of the examination board is missing, your examination team will inform the examination board and ask you to submit the corresponding statement later. This also applies should you hand in your thesis by mail or to the gatekeeper before half of the processing time has elapsed, e.g. due to closing times of your examination team.

Submission deadline in the semester of leave

The deadline for submitting your thesis falls in your semester of leave and you cannot submit it on time? Then you must apply for an extension of the deadline.

(I)STROD (International) Student Thesis and Research Opportunities Database