Submission of Your Thesis & Defense Registration

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ATTENTION: as of March 1, 2016, your thesis will be anonymized before the plagiarism test by removing the first 6 pages. Therefore, make sure that your thesis does not show any personal data and acknowledgements from page 7 on. DO NOT INCLUDE A CV IN YOUR THESIS!

As soon as you finish writing your thesis (and you are 100% positive that no further changes will be made), upload a pdf version to Please remember that you can only upload one file and ensure that you have blocked the thesis for at least 2 years (IMP/IMBA students)!

You will then get an e-mail confirming the upload of your thesis. Print and sign it and submit it together with:

  • Your CV with original signature
  • A recent printout of your transcript of record
  • A printout of the latest "Studienblatt" (to be downloaded via your univis account)
  • A printout of the statistics sheet, to be completed online at:
  • A copy of your admission letter
  • 3 bound copies of your thesis. Note that your thesis must be printed double-sided and bound in hard cover!
  • The following forms (available here):
    SL/11 Cover Sheet
    SL/D6 Submission of Doctoral Thesis
    SL/P4 Registration for Defense
    SL/W3 Blockage of the Thesis (only needed by IMP/IMBA students)
    Examination Pass
    Datenblatt/Information Sheet

(Note: your supervisor cannot be an examiner, but may chair the defense, and should be present under all circumstances. Possible examiners include the reviewers of your thesis, group leaders at MFPL, University of Vienna, Medical University, IMP/IMBA/GMI and members of your thesis committee)

Blockage "Sperre" of Thesis

When uploading, you will be asked whether your thesis should be available online or not. If you check the "not available" option, your bound thesies copies will be forwarded to your Deparment, to the University Library, and the National Library, but will not appear online.

In case you and your supervisor do not wish your thesis to be available at the 3 libraries, you must complete the form "Blockage of Thesis", indicating the time period and the reason. Note that it will not be sufficient to say you data are unpublished and not yet verified. Possible reasons are cumulative theses, patents and cooperations with companies. Attach copies of the cooperation contracts.

Binding/Printing of Thesis

IMPORTANT: The thesis front page cannot contain any errors! Therefore, please send it to Gerlinde Aschauer ( before you have your thesis bound to check for any irregularities before printing. If there are any mistakes on the front page, you will have to re-submit 3 corrected copies.

Binding of Thesis For MFPL students: Please contact Gerlinde Aschauer for further information.

For IMP/IMBA/GMI students: The institutes will reimburse the binding of all three copies of the thesis but a copy of the thesis must be deposited in the Max Perutz Library.  Please contact the librarian for further details of this service.