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Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Doctorate Degree Program in Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Doctorate Degree Program in Humanities and Cultural Studies

PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Degree Program)

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 use the form below ("Meldung der Dissertation"). The dissertation supervisor must sign the form.

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

Dissertation Submission

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


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:

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.


The paper must contain the following statutory declartion (in the front) and a current CV (in the back).

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 Masterarbeit 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 Masterarbeit ist mit dem elektronisch übermittelten Textdokument identisch.)

A uniform cover sheet must contain the following information:
- University's Name and Location
- Name of Institute
- Dissertation's Title and Subtitle
- Dissertation for the acquisition of the academic degree ......
- In the Doctorate Degree Program ...... / in the PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Program)
- Name of the first Dissertation Supervisor
- Name of the second Dissertation Supervisor
- Author's name
- Month and Year of Submission

Doctorate Degree Program in Social and Economic Sciences and Humanities and
Cultural Studies (New Curriculum)

The names of all dissertation supervisors, the name of the third examiner, and the topic of the oral defense must be submitted to the Dept. of Teaching and Study Services two weeks before submitting the dissertation.

application/pdfApproval Examination Senate (99KB, German only)

If including an external evaluator, the following form must also be submitted at least 6 weeks before the planned submission of the dissertation.

PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Degree Program)

application/pdfExamination Roster (1.4 MB, German only)

The name of the doctoral candidate, name of the third examiner and the oral defense subject must be submitted to the Dept. of Examinations and Recognition two weeks before submission of the dissertation.

application/pdfApproval Examination Senate (99KB, German only)

If including an external evaluator, the following form must also be submitted at least 6 weeks before the planned submission of the dissertation.

If the dissertation is to be made unavailable to others, complete the form below (Sperrformular) and submit it with four copies of the dissertation.

application/pdfSperrformular (21KB, German only)