Several steps from your thesis proposal to your graduation ceremony


To complete your thesis you, personally, will need to take several steps.



1.      Feb-June of study year

At the latest in February, you should have found a supervisor and registered the topic of your thesis with the Study Service Center (SSC) of the Historical

 and Cultural Studies Faculty of at the University of Vienna. Two forms and a proposal that you had elaborated during third semester mandatory course Proposal Workshop (a proposal of your planned thesis) need to be handed in at the SSC on Campus.

a.      form „Registration of MA-Thesis topic and supervision“ (form needs to be signed threefold by your supervisor and you).

b.      form „Rules of good scientific practice


2.      March to August 31st of study Year

You will take the course Graduate College and write your thesis that once, finished needs to be approved by your supervisor (he/ she tells you, that you can upload it on HOPLA).

Birgit Kaiserlehner (Birgit) can help you with this step but preferably, you should do it yourself. At the latest at this moment, you have to email Birgit and Fritz Edelmayer telling them that you are done with uploading your thesis. All further procedures will be based on the e-version of your thesis.


3.      Examination Certificate

At this moment, might need assistance with your examination certificate (in German “Prüfungspass”) because all your exams have to be adjusted to the MA Globals Studies curriculum that in cases may diverge from your first-year university’s practices. If you need help, please contact Birgit Kaiserlehner ASAP to not slowing down the procedure.


Your Personal Duties at the Faculty’s Study Administration

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Corona measures some details of the submission process are adapted, at least until September of the study year 2021


1.      Please send all other submission scanned documents (see above) from your unet: email address only to Ulrike Androsch at the SSC.

2.      The previously offered option of submitting an expert opinion at the time of submission is not applicable.

3.      Once the plagiarism check has been completed, the e-version of your thesis will be sent to your supervisor for assessment.

4.      You will be notified by email from the SSC of the assessment.

5.      The print version can either submitted later, as soon as the SSC allows limited party admission again.


Your diploma

Once, you fulfilled all requirements, you will inform Birgit, who arranges everything for the issue of your diploma. That can take up to six weeks because the original signatures of various rectors need to be gathered on the hard copy of the official document. That includes post mailing and, at the moment, unfortunate delays caused by the COVID-19 related circumstances of 2021. 


Graduation Ceremony

End of November of each study year, a generous graduation ceremony is honoring you and your achievements. Usually, it takes place at Leipzig, where you together with your peers, friends and families will want to participate. It is your free will to accept the invitation. In case of absence, your diploma can be sent via postal mail.

For the November 2021, we will arrange a live stream of the ceremony; hopefully only additionally to this festive event.