Application for a topic

The topic of the master's thesis has to be approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs. The application process is conducted via tiss, opens an external URL in a new window (login required). Ask your supervision to print out the application, the signed application has to be submitted to the Dean's office as soon as possible.
Keep in mind, that you are obliged to follow the Code of Conduct , opens an external URL in a new window– Rules to Ensure Good Scientific Practice of the university.

Restricting Public Accesses to your thesis

Restriction to public access, so the thesis can not be accessed in the library for the duration granted.
For restriction to public accesses an application to the Dean of Academic Affairs has to be made. The usual duration is two years, if a a longer duration is wanted, a contract, which demands a longer restriction has to be submitted. If no such contract is submitted, the application is forwarded to Vicerector for Academic Affairs.

Assessment of the thesis

The Assessment is a report directed to the Dean of Academic Affairs. It has to be written on official paper and has to be submitted at least one week before the final exam takes place.

Seminar for Master Students writing their thesis

The Seminar for Master Students writing their thesis is part of the diploma thesis. It has to be attended on the Institute the supervision of the thesis is located. If that is not the case, a written confirmation of the coordinators of the seminars concerning the attendance to the seminar has to be submitted.


The prescribed format for the diploma thesis is A4, hardcover, the first page must be written according to the template.

A copy in corporate design can be ordered at the “Grafisches Zentrum, opens an external URL in a new window” of the university.

The uploaded copy of the thesis, has not to be signed by hand, that is up to the author.