Dissertations.

Dissertations are scientific, academic papers required as part of a doctorate degree program and which - aside from the Master's/Diploma degree theses - serve as proof of the student's ability to work independently to address a scientific/academic topic.

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.

A joint doctoral dissertation authored by more than one student is permitted, provided the work completed by each student can be clearly and individually assessed.

Formal Procedure

Cover Sheet

The cover sheet must contain the following information:

  • Name and location of the university
  • Institute
  • Dissertation title and subtitle
  • Dissertation for the acquisition of the academic degree (name of degree )
  • Enrolled in the doctorate degree program (name of program) / om the PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Degree)
  • Name of the first dissertation evaluator
  • Name of the second dissertation evaluator
  • Name of the author
  • Month and year of submission

Statutory Declaration

The following statutory declaration must appear in your dissertation:

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.

Additional information for individual majors:

  • Doctorate Degree Program in Natural Sciences
    Please include a brief summary of the dissertation topic in both German and English.
  • Doctorate Degree in Technical Sciences
    Please include a brief summary of the dissertation topic in both German and English.

You can also opt to use the following templates:

Sample Cover Sheet - Dissertation
Sample Cover Sheet - Dissertation (Law)
Sample Cover Sheet - Dissertation (structured doctorate)
Sample Cover Sheet
Sample Cover Sheet LaTex

Submission

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

All doctoral dissertations at the JKU must be electronically submitted (PDF) to:

forms.jku.at/pas/thesis

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 the dissertation is to be made unavailable for reference, please complete the required form (Sperrantrag) along with a confirmation by the dissertation supervisor and submit the form along with 4 copies of the dissertation.

 If including an external evaluator, the required form must also be submitted at least 6 weeks (TN - 4 weeks), including an abstract (print homepage, CV) before the planned submission of the dissertation.

Please adhere to the information provided in the section completion of a doctorate degree.

Additional information for individual majors :

  • Doctoral Program Medical Science
    In order to have your dissertation evaluators approved by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, please submit the evaluator's proposal to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services four weeks before you plan to submit the dissertation.
    Please submit four copies of the dissertation by no later than four weeks before the date of the oral defense to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.
  • Doctorate Degree in Law
    Please include the form "Genehmigung Prüfungssenat".
  • Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences / Doctorate Degree in Technical Sciences
    In order to have your dissertation evaluators approved by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, please submit the evaluator's proposal to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services four weeks before you plan to submit the dissertation.
    Please submit four copies of the dissertation by no later than four weeks before the date of the oral defense to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.
  • Doctorate Degree Program in Social Sciences, Economics & Business / Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities / PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Degree program)
    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.