Submission of the Thesis
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)
|Biology / Pharmacy
|Ms. Kerstin Reinsberg
|Ms. Isabell Franke
|Ms. Isabel Zimmermann
Please submit the thesis with all documents electronically in advance (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. Then 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.
- 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:- The forms must be signed by hand and scanned and send to the Doctoral Office both electronically and as originals -
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: Information on the reviewers
Note: your supervisor is your first reviewer
Form: Declaration of confidentiality
(for reviewers not holding a permanent professorship of FU Berlin)
Form: Confirmation for submission of a monograph
For a monograph: a separate print + pdf file of possible publication/s written in context with the thesis - Note: please do not imbed in the thesis
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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