This page provides programme-specific information on examinations. If you are looking for general information on examinations or semester-specific information, follow the relevant link below:
Semester-related information, such as registration deadlines and examination dates, permitted examination aids and information on viewing exam scripts.
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You must be fully enrolled (i.e. not on leave) in your degree programme at the time of registration, while you are writing your thesis and on the submission date.
Contact your chosen supervisor to agree on a topic, then have the supervisor confirm the supervision on the application for admission to the dissertation or thesis.
You must be within the maximum duration of study when you apply for admission to the dissertation/thesis with the Examinations Office and when you hand it in. When handing in your dissertation/thesis to the Examinations Office you must also enclose your application for admission to the dissertation/thesis.
The dissertation/thesis writing period starts on the date of signing by the supervisor.
- B.A. European Studies Major: by the 10th semester
- All other bachelor's programmes: by the 8th semester
- LL.M. German Law for Foreign Graduates: by the 3rd semester
- All other master's programmes: by the 6th semester
Please note: If you are planning to study a master's programme at the University of Passau right after your bachelor's degree, your dissertation (for the bachelor's programme) must have been submitted and you must have held the presentation on your dissertation (only Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics) by the first day of lectures of your master's programme.
Please note: All dissertation/thesis appliucation forms below are available in German only.
- B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics
- B.Sc. Digital Transformation in Business and Society
- Bachelor of Education, version effective from WiSe 2013–14
- Bachelor of Education, version effective from SuSe 2019
- B.A. European Studies
- B.A. European Studies Major
- B.A. Governance and Public Policy
- Bachelor's programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- B.A. Journalism and Strategic Communication
- B.A. Historical Sciences
- B.A. International Cultural and Business Studies
- LL.B. Legal Tech
- B.A. Media and Communication
- B.A. Language and Text Sciences
- B.Sc. Information Systems
- M.A. Charity Studies and Values-based Management
- LL.M. German Law for foreign graduates
- M.A. Development Studies
- M.A. Teaching and Learning Processes
- M.A. European Studies
- Master's programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- M.A. Historical Sciences
- M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism
- M.A. Historical Sciences
- M.Sc. Communication in Digital Societies
- M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies (version 20142)
- M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies (version 20201)
- M.A. Media and Communication
- M.A. North and Latin American Studies
- M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies
- M.A. Governance and Public Policy
- M.A. Semiotics of Texts and Culture
- Master's programmes of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems
For citation style, required format and information on how to change the title of the dissertation/thesis, check the website of the supervising chair. Please submit the dissertation/thesis in bound form to the Examinations Office (hard/soft cover or ring binding are permitted). A signed declaration of originality must be included.
Here you can find citation references of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems.
In the registration confirmation letter you will find information on how and when to submit your dissertation/thesis.
It is imperative that the Examinations Office receive your dissertation/thesis before the deadline. If the submission date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday (for the State of Bavaria), the submission date is the next working day.
If you submit your dissertation/thesis by post, the date of the postmark counts as the submission date.
Please use the following address:
University of Passau
Dissertation/thesis for (write the name of your degree programme here)
You can also hand in your thesis at the ServicePoint of the Examination Office (see address above, 2nd floor).
If you submit your dissertation/thesis by depositing it in the letter box of the Administration building (Innstr. 41), the receipt date will be stamped on the envelope.
If you are forced to interrupt your work on your dissertation/thesis for reasons outside your control (e.g. due to illness), you may request a deadline extension. Your deadline extension request must be accompanied by relevant documentation detailing the reasons (e.g. medical certificates, completed application).
The receipt of your work in the examination office is promptly entered in your credit points portal. The date of receipt will be entered as the examination date. You will receive a notification from the credit point portal responsible for you.
As soon as we receive the assessment, we will post the result to your credit point account. You will receive a portal notification in case of changes in your credit points portal.
If your dissertation or thesis was written in a project involving an external partner organisation (e.g. a commercial business) and includes confidential information, the partner organisation will often insist on placing an embargo on the dissertation/thesis.
The Examinations Office does not affix embargo notices to dissertations/theses; instead, it is a separate sheet and an integral part of the bound dissertation/thesis. On the supplementary sheet titled 'Sperrvermerk' (embargo notice), the creator of the work must provide all relevant information relating to the embargo, in particular its duration. The completeness and correctness of the information given is the responsibility of the author.
Theses submitted to the Examinations Office will not be published or passed on to the library for viewing by third parties without the student's consent.
- Degree programmes of the Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems
- Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- Master ICBS
- Master CAR