How do I register for a final thesis?

Almost finished with your studies and now "only" the Bachelor's or Master's thesis is missing? What do you have to do?

Find a topic and apply to professorships

Our Chairs publish topics or subject areas for theses as well as information on the application procedure for a place to write the thesis on their websites (section "Teaching"). You apply directly to the Chairs (or the respective supervisors at the Chair) for a place to write the thesis. You do this, for example, via an application form or via e-mail.

The business administration professorships usually have set uniform application deadlines for final theses, but in some cases there are exceptions to these deadlines or different regulations:

  • October 16 to February 15: work period April to July

  • February 16 to June 15: work period August to

  • June 16 to October 15: work period December to March

Therefore, please inform yourself directly on the websites of the Chairs (section “Teaching”) about the respective regulations.

In the Department of Economics (economics professorships including the Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics, the Chair of Spatial Data Analysis and Statistical Learning Methods as well as the Chair of Economic and Social History) there are no central application deadlines. You clarify these directly with your respective supervisor at the Chair.

Registration of the thesis at the examination office of the faculty

Your supervisor at the Chair registers the thesis at the examination office of the faculty. You cannot register for the Bachelor's or Master's thesis in FlexNow on your own.

The following information must be included in the email of the supervisor for the thesis registration:

  1. matriculation number

  2. surname, first name student

  3. topic/title of the thesis (German and English)

  4. start date (exact date)

  5. name of first supervisor

  6. name of second supervisor

  7. information whether the thesis is an external thesis, which is written in cooperation with a company or an external institution. ("External thesis" means e.g. a thesis within the framework of an activity within a company, or within the framework of a thesis with the involvement of the company (e.g. by conducting and evaluating an employee survey). A contractual agreement is not necessary.").

The supervisors send the email with the registration for the thesis exclusively to the examination office. If the registration is sent to the examination office and the students at the same time, the thesis will be registered directly and the specified start date will not be taken into account.

Submission of the thesis

The Examination Office will inform your supervisor about the exact submission date in an automatic email as soon as the Examination Office staff has registered or entered the thesis in FlexNow. The submission date is then visible for you in FlexNow.

Please note that you still only need to submit your thesis digitally as a PDF file via FlexNow. You do not have to submit printed versions of it to the examination office or the Chair’s office. You can upload your work until 23:59 on the day of submission.

If you have problems uploading your thesis, please send it to the examination office by the deadline, not to your supervisor.

Good luck for your theses!

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