Dissertations.

Dissertations are the scientific works which, unlike diploma and master's theses, serve to demonstrate the ability to deal with scientific issues independently.

In regards to writing on the topic and academically supervising students, please adhere to provisions as stated under the Copyright Act, BGBl.Nr. 111/1936.

Regulations before October 1, 2021 (Doctorate - Old")
 

After admission to the doctoral program and the positive completion of the (first) dissertation colloquium (except PhD Program in Economics), the dissertation agreement must be concluded and the registration of the topic of the dissertation must be announced immediately using the appropriate form in the Examination and Recognition Service.

Cover Sheet

The cover sheet must contain the following information:

  • Name and location of the university
  • Institute
  • Title and subtitle of the dissertation
  • Dissertation for the acquisition of the academic degree (name of degree)
  • Enrolled in the doctorate degree program (name of program)
  • Name of the first examiner OR
    name of the first supervisor (for structured doctoral studies)
  • Name of the second examiner OR
    name of the second supervisor (for structured doctoral studies)
  • Name of the author
  • Month and year of submission

 

You can also opt to use the following templates:

Sample Cover Sheet Dissertation, opens a file in a new window
Sample Cover Sheet Dissertation (Law), opens a file in a new window
Sample Cover Sheet Dissertation (structured Doctorate degree program), opens a file in a new window
Sample Cover Sheet English, opens a file in a new window
Sample Cover Sheet LaTex, opens a file in a new window

 

From March 1, 2022 the submission of your academic paper to the Examination and Recognition Service will be exclusively in electronic form.

 

  • Before uploading your work, please first send the cover sheet to the Examination and Recognition Service by email (pas@jku.at) to check the formal requirements.
  • After receiving positive feedback from the Examination and Recognition Service, upload the academic paper in pdf format at the following address: forms.jku.at/pas/thesis, opens an external URL in a new window.
  • The PDF file must be saved in such a way that the text of the thesis can be further processed digitally. In particular, it must not contain scanned image files. The file must also not be encrypted or password protected and should be saved in ISO 19005-1 compatible format (PDF/A) for long-term archiving.
  • If your dissertation is to be excluded from publication, you must obtain the confirmation of the supervisor, fill out the “Sperrantrag” and send both by email to hochschulschriften.bibliothek@jku.at. According to 86 Abs 4 UG, the blocking request will only be granted if you can credibly show that important economic or legal interests are at risk.
  • Proposal by Supervisor

    The examiners are to be announced to the Examination and Recognition Service in good time (approx. 4 weeks) before the submission of the dissertation. If an external examiner is to be used, the corresponding form (TN - including short description, printout of homepage, CV) must also be submitted with the announcement.
    Subsequently, the proposal for the assignment of the examiner will be forwarded to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Students via the Examination and Recognition Service.

 

Please also refer to the information under completion a doctorate degree, opens an external URL in a new window.

 

Additional information on individual fields of study:

  • Doctorate Degree in Law
    In order to have your dissertation evaluators approved by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, please submit the form "Genehmigung Prüfungssenat" to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services four weeks before you plan to submit the dissertation.
     
  • Doctorate Degree Program in Social Sciences, Economics & Business / Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities
    In order to have your dissertation evaluators approved by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, please submit the form "Genehmigung Prüfungssenat" to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services four weeks before you plan to submit the dissertation.
     
  • Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences / Doctorate Degree in Technical Sciences
    The dissertation must be submitted to the Dept. of Examinations and Recognition Services a minimum of four weeks before the viva voce (oral defense) deadline.

 

Register a Dissertation, opens a file
(Note: Please print on both sides, double-sided if possible)

 

Dissertation Agreement, opens a file
(Note: Please print on both sides, double-sided if possible)

 

Application for an external evaluator LAW / SOCIAL SCIENCES, ECONOMICS & BUSINESS, opens a file


Application for external evaluator /examiner ENGINEERING , opens a file

 

Application to make the dissertation publicly inaccessible, opens a file
In accordance with § 86 para. 4 of the Austrian Universities Act, the application is only to be granted by the responsible body if the student can credibly demonstrate that important legal or economic interests provided by the student are at risk. If this is the case, please clarify in the application!

Information and the form for the dissertation colloqium in LAW is available at Examination Information, opens an external URL in a new window.

Regulations beginning October 1, 2021 ("Doctorate New")

After admission to a doctoral degree program and successfully passing the (first) dissertation colloquium (exception: PhD Program in Economics and Statistics, doctorate degree for Engineering & Natural Sciences), complete the dissertation agreement and submit the form to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services by the end of the third semester starting from the date of admission.

Exception: Dissertation colloquium LAW:
Detailed information and forms are available at: examination information, opens an external URL in a new window.

 

Form: Dissertation Agreement, opens a file

Form: Dissertation Agreement MED, opens a file

The cover sheet must contain the following information:

  • Name and location of the university
  • Institute
  • Title and subtitle of the dissertation
  • Dissertation for the acquisition of the academic degree (name of degree)
  • Enrolled in the doctorate degree program (name of 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:


Sample Cover Sheet Dissertation, opens a file
Sample Cover Sheet, opens a file in a new window
Sample Cover Sheet LaTex, opens a file in a new window

From March 1, 2022 the submission of your academic paper to the Examination and Recognition Service will be exclusively in electronic form.

 

  • Before uploading your work, please first send the cover sheet to the Examination and Recognition Service by email (pas@jku.at) to check the formal requirements.
  • After receiving positive feedback from the Examination and Recognition Service, upload the academic paper in pdf format at the following address: forms.jku.at/pas/thesis, opens an external URL in a new window.
  • The PDF file must be saved in such a way that the text of the thesis can be further processed digitally. In particular, it must not contain scanned image files. The file must also not be encrypted or password protected and should be saved in ISO 19005-1 compatible format (PDF/A) for long-term archiving.
  • If your dissertation is to be excluded from publication, you must obtain the confirmation of the supervisor, fill out the “Sperrantrag” and send both by email to hochschulschriften.bibliothek@jku.at. According to 86 Abs 4 UG, the blocking request will only be granted if you can credibly show that important economic or legal interests are at risk.
  • After the dissertation has been uploaded, the examination grid must be sent to pas@jku.at.

 

Application to make the dissertation publicly inaccessible, opens a file
In accordance with § 86 para. 4 of the Austrian Universities Act, the application is only to be granted by the responsible body if the student can credibly demonstrate that important legal or economic interests provided by the student are at risk. If this is the case, please clarify in the application!