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Administrative steps towards completion 

(Some descriptions here are valid only for the new curriculum, which started in the fall of 2016 - for completion in the old curriculum see here.)

Registration of master thesis title and advisor

Once you have agreed on a topic with a potential advisor you have to formally apply for the thesis at the SSC (StudentServiceCenter) by handing in this form with the signature of your advisor (and a rough thesis title [exact title can be changed later]) and the following legal form (in German) Kenntnisnahme der Regeln der guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis (about awareness of scientific conduct and praxis). In regular cases the confirmation of advisor and thesis title is a formality and you will be contacted only in case of questions or problems (otherwise no explicit notification is sent to you).

Electronic record of exams and completed modules (only for the new curriculum which started in the fall of 2016)

Once you are getting closer to completion (at least a month earlier) make sure that your electronic records of exams are up-to-date, all grades are assigned to the correct modules (in certain cases where you do not have the right to move items yourself, ask the SSC for help), and possible recognitions of external grades are confirmed (after having picked up the "Bescheid über Annerkennnungsantrag", see here). Finaly, when all exams are done, let the SSC know (personally), so that they can close your "Prüfungspass".

Submission of the master thesis

There is a strict format for the Title Page, the regulations are explained here. A pdf version of your master thesis has to be uploaded electronically to the central HOPLA server of the university (details abut the pdf and info about the procedure at the link given). A print-out of the upload confirmation has to be brought to SSC together with two copies of the printed thesis and all other required forms at StudienServiceCenter a few days later (it is good practice to visit  SSC before the official submission and receive the checklist of forms).

The master defense (only for the new curriculum which started in the fall of 2016) 

Once you have completed all modules in your area of specialization (core and electives) and the modules MOA and MFE and submitted your master thesis, then the master defense may be applied for officially. The master defense starts with a 30 minute presentation by the candidate, followed by an exam on a subject chosen from the scientific area of the thesis by two examiners (one of them is usually the advisor), the committee consists of the two examiners and a head of the committee. We recommend that you try to find an agreement about possible dates with the two examiners and the SPL for the defense prior to the official application at the SSC.

Approximately two weeks after the successful defense your documents about your master degree will be ready for pick-up at the SSC - at the same time you may apply for the academic ceremony of the university online via u:space. 



Weitere Informationen zum Masterstudium

StudienServiceCenter Mathematik
Universität Wien

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