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Master’s Students and Integrated PhDs

 

Graduate Policies & Program Handbooks

Please see the graduate policies for information on official regulations and procedures relating to admission and enrollment, graduation requirements, course registration and grading as well as to tuition and fees. A collection of the most recent announcements made by the Student Records Office with regards to the academic policies and administrative procedures can be found here.

In addition, all Graduate Programs have documents about Academic Rules and Policies, which are specific to these Programs.

 

Forms & Information

 

Examinations & Graduation

 

Qualifying Exam

During the coursework phase integrated PhD Students need to accumulate a total of 90 ECTS credits before being eligible to take the Qualifying Examination.

Before the beginning of the fourth semester and two weeks before the qualifying Examination, Students must submit the completed form "Petition to sit for the Qualifying Examination".

 

Master's Option

If a Graduate Student in an Integrated PhD Program requests to work toward a Master´s degree (given that he/she fulfills the graduation requirements of a Master degree program) he/she has to submit the completed “Master's Option” form to the Registrar’s Office and complete the requirements for a Master’s degree.

The Master’s option is applicable only to students who do not already hold a Master’s Degree in the respective subject. Under extraordinary circumstances, the Provost may approve exceptions. It may be exercised whether or not the student plans to continue work towards his/her PhD.

 

Master's Thesis

General Information
The Master's thesis is due in the 4th semester of your Master studies. You don't need to register for a Master's thesis course. All 4th semester Master students are registered automatically for it.

In order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, you have to submit your Master’s thesis by May 24th, 2019 at the latest. Otherwise, you must submit your thesis by the end of the semester (August 31st) and you will receive a 'walkthrough' diploma at the ceremony.

Please note that special rules apply in the MA International Relations (for details see here).

If you need to extend your studies please do so by July 15th, 2019.


Master's Thesis Regulations
The cover page needs to show the title of the Master’s Thesis, the University’s name, the month and year of submission, the name of the Student and the names of the two Reviewers.

Furthermore, the Thesis needs to contain a signed and dated Statutory Declaration (click on the sample below) that states the thesis is your independent work and has not been submitted elsewhere for conferral of the degree. The signature must be your original.

Further regulations such as number of pages and formatting can be found (where applicable) in the handbook of the respective program or discussed with the academic advisor / thesis reviewer.


Submission of the Master's Thesis
The process of Thesis submission starts with this form.  At the end of this form, you will be redirected to Moodle, where you will upload your Thesis.  Please be aware that the thesis can only be submitted once.


Master's Thesis Defense (for CompLife students only)
Only students in the program Computational Life Science must defend their Master's thesis.

Once you have scheduled the defense with both reviewers, please use this form to inform us about the scheduled Master Thesis Defense. The details of the defense must be submitted via the online form at least two weeks before the date of the defense.

 

Graduation

In order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, you have to submit your Master’s thesis by May 24th, 2019 at the latest. Otherwise, you must submit your thesis by the end of the semester (August 31st) and you will receive a 'walkthrough' diploma at the ceremony.

Please note that special rules apply to the MA International Relations students (for details see here).

If you need to extend your studies please do so by July 15th, 2019.