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Registering a Dissertation Topic

After admission to the doctorate program, students are required to submit their dissertation topic to the department of Examination and Recognition Services. Please complete the dissertation registration form below ("Meldung der Dissertation").

Doctorate Degree Program in Law

application/pdfForm - Register Dissertation (26KB, Note: Please print both pages; German only)

Dissertation Submission

Dissertations must be submitted in quadruple copy and hardbound (no spiral binding!) to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.

Beginning in Summer Semester 2012, all doctoral dissertations at the JKU must be submitted in both electronic and print versions. The electronic version must be uploaded as a PDF file at the following address (see below) before submitting the print version:

Standard Cover Sheet Containing the Following Information:
- University name and location
- Institute
- Dissertation title and subtitle
- Dissertation for the academic degree ......
- In the PhD Program ...... / in the PhD Program in Economics (doctoral degree program)
- Name of First Supervisor
- Name of Second Supervisor
- Name of author
- Month and year of submission

You can also use the following templates:

Please note that you may submit a print version only if it is completely identical with the uploaded electronic version. No more than one working day may pass between the time you submit the electronic version and the time you submit the print version (distance learning students: when submitting by post, the postmark date will count). We strongly recommend first creating a PDF file and submitting a print version of that file.

You must enable Usage Rights in your PDF document in order to allow the reader to make changes. The document may not contain scanned images as a print version. Do not secure your document or set a password. The document must be saved in a ISO 19005-1 compatible PDF/A format which is specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.

Your thesis must contain the following statutory declaration (in the front) and a current CV (in the back).
Standard cover sheet with the following information:

Statutory Declaration
I hereby declare that the thesis submitted is my own unaided work, that I have not used other than the sources indicated, and that all direct and indirect sources are acknowledged as references.
This printed thesis is identical with the electronic version submitted.

(German: Eidesstattliche Erklärung
Ich erkläre an Eides statt, dass ich die vorliegende Dissertation selbstständig und ohne fremde Hilfe verfasst, andere als die angegebenen Quellen und Hilfsmittel nicht benutzt bzw. die wörtlich oder sinngemäß entnommenen Stellen als solche kenntlich gemacht habe.
Die vorliegende Dissertation ist mit dem elektronisch übermittelten Textdokument identisch.)

The following forms must be submitted with the dissertation. Please download the forms (pdf) here:

Doctorate Degree Program in Law

If the dissertation is to be made unavailable for reference, please complete the appropriate form along with a confirmation by the dissertation supervisor and submit it with 4 copies of the dissertation.