Thesis Admission

  • To apply for your thesis you need the application form (computer science or computer science related study programmes) filled in with the following information: Issue date of the thesis, topic of the thesis and signature of the topic provider (see below).
  • The certificate of passing the Bachelor or Master seminar must be submitted no later than with the application for the final thesis.
  • Here you will find a template of a thesis title page (German word-file or English word-file).
  • Reviewers of the thesis:
    • The two reviewers of the thesis must include the person who assigned the topic (topic provider).
    • The responsible supervisor/supervisee (and first reviewer) must be from the group of people on this list.
    • At least one of the reviewers must be a professor or belong to one of the groups of persons listed in section 8 subsection (1) nos. 1 to 7 of the Joint Examination Regulations. (This results from section 8 subsection (7) of the Joint Examination Regulations and the Ordinance to Amend the Joint Examination Regulations of 28 April 2016). Computer Science only: This reviewer may also be from the above list.
    • If one of the reviewers is a post-doctoral academic staff member of the department, the DFKI, the MPI, or the CISPA, please contact the examination office in advance.
    • The second reviewer may be proposed by the student and should be determined at the latest shortly before submission of the thesis.
  • If the submission deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the deadline is postponed to the following working day.
  • In justified exceptional cases, a postponement of the deadline may be requested from the examination board up to 5 days before the deadline in accordance with §22 of the Joint Examination Regulations:
    (2) In exceptional cases and where reasonable grounds exist, a candidate may apply to the Examination Board for an extension to the period in which the Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis is to be completed.In the case of a Bachelor’s thesis, an extension will typically not exceed three weeks. For a Master’s thesis, an extension should typically not exceed six weeks. Any extension granted shall not alter the number of ECTS credits awarded.