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Submission of the Thesis

Abgabe / Submission

Abgabe / Submission
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Until further notice there are no office hours. Please submit the required forms as pdf-files via email. All inquiries will be answered only by email or telephone. (updated 10 August 2020)

Please send at least 10 days before you plan to submit your thesis an email with the following information to the Doctoral Degree Office:

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

Special field Biology / Pharmacy: prom1@bcp.fu-berlin.de

Special field Biochemistry / Chemistry: prom2@bcp.fu-berlin.de

Please submit the thesis with all documents electronically in advance by e-mail (pdf) and then send us the original forms (signed by hand with a ballpoint pen) by post as well as a printed and bound version of your thesis (no spiral or ring binding).

Publications (which are related to the thesis) are to be enclosed with monographs as off-prints/prints (please do not include in case of a monographic thesis but submit separately).
In the case of a cumulative thesis, the publications including possibly existing supporting information/supplements will be included as part of the thesis.
Please note, in case of a cumulative thesis, all publications must already have been accepted by the publisher as the work submitted by you is an examination work. Therefore, it has to be published in the submitted version.

Please send us the following documents when submitting your dissertation:

  • For monograph: if applicable, copies of the publications written in context with the thesis
    Note: please do not imbed in the thesis
  • For cumulative thesis: list of publications that are part of the thesis, with titles and DOI links or proof of acceptance of the manuscripts
  • one hardbound copy of the thesis
    Note: no spiral or ring binding
  • an electronic version of the thesis (as pdf-file)
  • Identity card

The form "proposal for committee" does not exist anymore. The doctoral board names the committee members without proposal. In case your supervisor is interested in, he or she is free to submit a proposal by email before thesis submission. After thesis submission the proposal can not be considered.

Read on for the next topic 'Review and Display Period'.