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Submission of the Thesis

Abgabe / Submission

Abgabe / Submission
Image Credit: Alette Winter

Please note that the dissertation can only be submitted once you have fulfilled all the conditions of your admission (e.g. presentation of the original documents as part of the admission application). Please refer to your admission notification for the conditions.

Please send approx. 10 days before you plan to submit your thesis an email with the subject "Announcement of the thesis submission" and the following information to the doctoral office:

  • final title of your thesis
  • names and institutions/affiliations of your reviewers 
  • type of your thesis (monograph / cumulative thesis)

according to the doctoral subject responsibilities and the first letter of your surname.

Biology + Pharmacy

A - Z

Chemistry + Biochemistry

A - L

Chemistry + Biochemistry

M - Z
Ms. Kerstin Reinsberg Ms. Isabell Franke  Ms. Alette Winter
prom1@bcp.fu-berlin.de prom2@bcp.fu-berlin.de  prom2@bcp.fu-berlin.de

Please submit the thesis with all documents electronically (as a PDF-file) by e-mail with the subject "Thesis submission" - either as an attachment or by using the FU-Box. The electronic sending of the dissertation is considered as the submission date.

ATTENTION: Doctoral candidates who submitted their dissertation electronically BEFORE 01.05.2024 must then send send us the original forms (signed by hand with a ballpoint pen) as well as a printed and bound version of your thesis (no spiral or ring binding) by post to the address of the Doctoral Office. Alternatively, you can drop the documents in the mailbox in front of our office. Doctoral candidates who submit their dissertation from May 1, 2024 onwards must submit it and the corresponding forms electronically only. A printed and bound copy is no longer required.
  • In the case of a monograph, publications (related to the dissertation) must be submitted separately as off-prints/prints, but NOT as part of the dissertation.
  • In the case of a cumulative thesis, the publications including possibly existing supporting information/supplements will be included as part of the thesis.

Please send us the following documents when submitting your dissertation:

  • will no longer apply for thesis submission after May 1, 2024: One hardbound copy of the thesis
    Note: no spiral or ring binding
  • An electronic version of the thesis (as pdf-file)

  • Copy of the identity card or passport

  • Form: Confirmation for submission of a cumulative thesis
    For a cumulative thesis according to the new doctorate regulations: list (pdf file) of already accepted publications
    that are part of the thesis, stating the titles and any DOI links or confirmation of acceptance of the manuscripts by the publishing house

If there are any proposals regarding the composition of the doctoral committee, this must be communicated by the supervisor to the doctoral office by e-mail before you submit your dissertation, so that the doctoral board can take this into account accordingly. Once the dissertation has been submitted, it can no longer be considered.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) can be found here.

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