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 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).

You should inform Birgit Kaiserlehner when you are done with uploading your thesis.


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 the following signed documents from your u:net-email address to Ulrike Androsch at the SSC:
- Einreichbogen:
- Einreichformular:
- HoPla Upload Confirmation"

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 of the assessment from the SSC by email.

5 You have to submit the print versions of your thesis (2 hard copies, double-sided printing) at the SSC. You can put the copies in the HIST-KULT-TROLLEY in the porter's lodge on Campus (Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) For data protection reasons please package your copies Alternatively you can send the hard copies by mail to the SSC. Please be aware that you are obliged to submit printed versions of your thesis (§ 86& UG).

Your Diploma

The issuing of your diploma can take several 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

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