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