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.
Important Information on dissertations and theses can be found in the step-by-step-guide.
Contact your chosen supervisor to agree on a dissertation topic, then have the supervisor confirm the supervision on the application for admission to the bachelor's dissertation.
You must register and submit the dissertation/thesis within the maximum duration of study:
B.A. European Studies Major: by the 10th semester
All other bachelor's programmes: by the 8th semester
Master's programmes: by the 6th semester
If you are planning a master's programme at the University of Passau, please note that your dissertation/thesis and your presentation (if you are studying at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics) has to be supplied at lecture start (first day of lectures) of your master's programme.
- B.A. European Studies
- B.A. European Studies Major
- B.A. Governance and Public Policy
- B.A. Historical Sciences
- B.A. International Cultural and Business Studies
- B.A. Media and Communication
- Bachelor of Education (Version 20132)
- Bachelor of Education (Version 20191)
- B.A. Language and Text Sciences
- B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics
- B.Sc. Information Systems
- Bachelor's programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- Master's programmes of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems
- Master's programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies
- M.A. Caritas Science and Values-based Management
- M.A. European Studies
- M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism
- 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. Historical Sciences
- Master of Education
- M.A. Semiotics of Texts and Culture
- M.A. Historical Sciences
- M.A. Development Studies
- LL.M. German Law for foreign graduates
For citation rules, formal requirements and information on how to change the title, please visit on the webpages of the chair supervising your dissertation or thesis.
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)
Naturally, you can also submit your dissertation or thesis in person.
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).
Information on deadline extensions for final dissertation/thesis submission due to illness (German)
We will confirm receipt of your dissertation/thesis in writing.
As soon as we have the completed marking sheet we will inform you in writing of your results and enter them into your HISQIS account. You will also be given a copy of the marking sheet.
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.