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Register a Dissertation
After successfully passing the dissertation colloquium, students are required to submit their dissertation topic to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.

application/pdfDissertation Registration Form (26KB, Note: Please print both pages (double-sided if possible), German only)

Doctoral Dissertation
Doctoral dissertations must be submitted in hardbound copy (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.

Doctoral dissertations must contain an abstract in both German and English, a curriculum vitae and include following statutory declaration:

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.


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

You can also opt to use the following templates:

Allocating an Evaluator
Four weeks before the planned submission of the dissertation you must submit the proposed evaluator's name by the dissertation supervisor and a brief dissertation summary to the Dept. of Examination and Recognition Services so that the Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs can allocate an evaluator.

If you wish to have an external evaluator assess your dissertation, please fill out and submit the following form and include a brief summary (printout of homepage, CV) and a brief dissertation summary:

Once the evaluator has been approved, submit a bound copy of the dissertation by the deadline (see below) to the Dept. of Examination and Recognition Services.

Submitting a Dissertation
The dissertation must be submitted in quadruple copy (hardbound) to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services no later than 4 weeks before the date of the oral defense.

In addition, candidates must submit:

Proof of 12 semester hours (086, 091) and/or 19.5 ECTS credits (786, 796/700, 791, 796/600), approved by the first academic supervisor.

If the dissertation is to be made inaccessible to others, please complete the required form below (=Sperrantrag) and submit the form with four copies of your dissertation.