Theses and Dissertations.

Helpful information to write and submit your Bachelor's, Diploma degree/Master's thesis, or dissertation is available here!

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Bachelor's Thesis

You must write the final thesis for the Bachelor's degree program independently on your own accord and within the parameters as outlined in the courses. Detailed information about the courses is available in your program's curriculum.

After signing up for the corresponding course, you must also inform the course instructor of your intention to write a Bachelor's thesis. The Bachelor's thesis topic is to be determined in consultation with the course instructor. Please consider and adhere to regulations and stipulations as outlined in the Copyright Act BGBl.Nr. 111/1936 in regard to your selection of topic and supervision.

Diploma Degree / Master's Theses

Diploma Degree / Master's theses serve as proof of your ability to work independently on scientific and academic topics and in a way that is responsible in terms of content and methodology. Each Diploma degree or Master's degree program requires submitting a thesis in order to successfully complete the program.

Topic / Registration

Your topic or assignment must be selected in such a way that you can complete the paper within a six-month period. Please observe the rules and regulations under copyright law BGBl.Nr. 111/1936 in regard to the choice of your topic and supervision.

After the institute has assigned a topic, register the topic immediately by submitting the appropriate form to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services.

You must obtain the evaluator's signature (professor or academic faculty member).

Additional information in individual degree programs is available here.

  • Master's Degree in Medicine
    Master's Thesis Guidelines
  • Master's Degree in Informatics
    In accordance with the guidelines, a minimum of one copy must be submitted.
  • Master's Degree in Civic Studies
    A Master's thesis topic will not be allocated until you have completed a minimum of half of the subject area in question.
  • Master's Degree in Sociology
    You can begin your Master's thesis once you can show proof of completing a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in the mandatory subjects and the subject area of Sociological Practices. See the curriculum for detailed information.
  • Master's Degree in Business Informatics
    You can start begin on your Master's thesis once you have completed subjects that are thematically relevant for your thesis. The thesis supervisor will decides what is relevant..
  • Diploma Degree in Business Education
    Students in the Diploma degree program of Business Education must have passed the subject of Forschungsmethodik (two certificates).
  • Diploma Degree in Business and Economics
    You can also write your Diploma degree thesis in a supplementary subject area. In this regard, the thesis must be written from one or more modules in accordance with §§ 12 and 13 of the curriculum for the Diploma degree program in Business and Economics and must be a minimim of 12 ECTS credts.Your Diploma degree thesis must focus on a topic in business or economics and be relevant in content and scope..
    List of modules in which you can begin writing the Diploma degree thesis

Formal Procedure

The cover sheet must contain the following information:

  • Name and location of the university
  • Institute
  • Diploma degree/Master's thesis title and subtitle
  • Master's degree thesis for the acquisition of an academic degree (name of degree)
  • Enrolled in the Master's degree program (name of program)
  • Name of the thesis supervisor
  • Name of the author
  • Month and year of submission

The following statutory declaration must appear in your thesis:

Ich erkläre an Eides statt, dass ich die vorliegende Masterarbeit (bzw. Diplomarbeit) 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 (bzw. Diplomarbeit) ist mit dem elektronisch übermittelten Textdokument identisch.

I hereby declare that the Master's (Diploma) degree 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 Master's (Diploma) degree thesis is identical with the electronic version submitted.


You can also opt to use the following templates:


Master's Thesis:

Diploma Degree Thesis:


2 hard-bound copies (no spiral binding) must be submitted to the Office of Examination and Recognition Services.


In addition, an electronic version of your paper must be uploaded at the following address (as a PDF file) before submitting the print version:


Please note that you may submit a print version only if it is completely identical to 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 (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 formate (PDF/A) which is specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.

If your Diploma/Master's degree thesis is to be inaccessible to others, please complete the form below (Sperrantrag) and submit the form with two copies of your thesis.

Additional information for individual majors:

  • Master's Degree in Physics (460 / 461 / 470)
    Three copies of the thesis must be submitted. At the time of submission, both supervisors must have allocated by a committee president. (Registering a Master's degree thesis).


Register a Diploma/Master's Degree Thesis
(Please note: Please print both sides of the form, double-sided if possible)


Register a Master's Thesis (Degree Program in Human Medicine)
(Please note: Please print both sides of the form, double-sided if possible)


Application to Suspend Access to the Thesis (Sperrantrag)
In accordance with the Austrian Universities Act § 86 Para. 4, the request will only be approved by the responsible authority providing the student can credibly justify that he/she/they have important legal or economic interests at risk. If this is the case, please make sure to include this information in the application!


Special conditions apply to dissertations. These conditions vary depending on whether or not you enrolled in the program before or after October 1, 2021.



Everyone's talking about plagiarism issues. But what exactly is plagiarism and how can you avoid it?


Your academic thesis or dissertation is considered to be plagiarized if you have

  • copied the entire academic paper
  • copied sections of the paper and fail to cite sources properly
  • used other people's theories or data as well as paraphrased (passages of text reproduced in your own words) without indicating the source or the author
  • included translated works in a foreign language without acknowledging the source or author
  • passed another's work on as being your own work

Learn about academic writing and how to correctly cite resources. The corresponding courses in the respective curricula will help with this.

Follow the citation guidelines as outlined by the respective thesis supervisor / respective institutes.

To prevent plagiarism, once you have submitted your paper to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services, your academic paper will be subjected to a plagiarism scan.

The JKU has created an "Ombuds Office for Good Academic Practices“ to address informal conflict resolution and proper scientific practice in regards to the guidelines listed below. The Ombuds Office is maintained by five members who have been appointed by the rector for a period of three years.

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