Theses & Certificates
Final papers during the Corona crisis
To edit the pdf documents, we recommend that you download the file locally and open it with either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Please also note that the document can no longer be edited after you have digitally signed it.
Thesis - topic selection and registration
Your studies are coming to an end and now all that's missing is your final paper.
In order to find an interesting topic get in contact with chairs, lecturers, professors or external companies. There are often postings on bulletin boards or websites, or just have a look if you find something suitable on our Jobs and Career page.
The topic of your thesis must be registered with the examination board before the start of the processing time.
In agreement with the supervising chair, you have to fill out and sign a registration form and send it to your responsible academic advisor in time. The advisor will check whether the registration requirements are met, sign the form and forward it to the Campus Office, which will then process the registration.
Please always indicate a German and an English title (except for study programmes in English only)
Important: Forms for the registration of final theses/approval of an external work are always sent to the Campus Office after the signature of the student and lecturer. Please send them to thesis.wzw[at]tum.de and hand in the originals!
As soon as the registration has been completed, it will also be visible in TUMonline under Exam Results. Please check your account.
Title page template
The layout of the cover sheet and various specifications are usually chair-specific. Please check the website of the chair or contact the supervisor of your thesis. Various general templates can be found in the MyTUM portal.
Submission of final thesis
The deadline is always 3 months for Bachelor theses and 6 months for Master theses.
Example bachelor: Beginning and submission of the thesis May 01., latest submission August 01.
Example master: Start October 09., latest submission April 09.
At least one printed and signed copy must be handed in to the supervisor/examiner (further copies in consultation with supervisor/examiner)
The evaluation form must be signed by the supervisor/examiner and sent to the Campus Office.
The upload portal for the digital submission of your thesis is expected to be online from 23.07.2020. Until then, please note the course-specific submission of the thesis.
Life Sciences digital: Submission of your thesis as a pdf-document by e-mail to studienkoordination.biowiss[at]wzw.tum.de. Mention "Thesis submission" in the subject line. In the e-mail, also state your course of studies and your first and last name. You will be informed when you can upload your thesis again on the official upload portal.
For all other fields of study the submission will be done as before.
Creation of certificates
If your last grade was validated, please contact your academic advisor and have them validate your degree.
After the approval by your advisor it can take up to 6 weeks until your transcript is issued and signed. You will then be informed by the Central Examination Office that your transcript is ready for collection.
If you need an early certificate of completion of your studies, please fill out the following form and send it to the Central Examination Office (Campus Weihenstephan). Please note that this is not a certificate, only an official confirmation of your degree.
If you have any questions, please contact campusoffice.wzw[at]tum.de.