Thesis Information

Admission to the thesis

You must apply for admission to the thesis online at

Requesting a new topic

You may request a new thesis topic for any reason, but only once and only within the first four weeks after the date of assignment.


Extension of Thesis Working Period

In the General Examination Regulations and if applicable additionally in the respective Programme-Specific Examination Regulations a working period (period from registration to submission) for the completion if the thesis is determined. Thus e.g. the working period for a Bachelor thesis in a full-time degree programme is three months.

In exceptional cases the Head of The Examination Board can grant an extension of the working period for up to four weeks on the basis of a justified application that has been filed before the thesis submission date. Please note that illness or illness-related inability to participate in examinations are not valid reasons for such an application. In these cases there is solely the option of deregistering from the examination.


Two hard copies of the thesis are to be submitted in due time (see § 188 BGB) at the examination service and in electronical form (PDF-Upload) in Sharepoint For deadline purposes, the date of receipt is defined as the day on which the first full copy of the thesis, whether digital or the two hard copies, is received. The remaining required copy of the thesis can be submitted as a next step, but the thesis is not considered fully submitted until all required copies have been received. Hence, the confirmation about completed submission will only be issued afterwards. When sent by post in due time the post stamp must state the last day of the submission deadline at the latest. For verification purposes in that case the posting receipt (date and signature of the recipient office) must be saved.

When sent by post the following addresses can be used:

Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Prüfungsservice (Building 20)

Marie-Curie-Str. 1

47533 Kleve

Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Prüfungsservice (Building 4)

Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee 25

47475 Kamp-Lintfort

In case the thesis cannot be submitted within the opening hours, please put it in an envelope and place it in the letterbox for concerns with a deadline outside of building 4.

Should the submission deadline be a Saturday, Sunday or holiday the next working day is the substitute deadline.

Please remember that each bound copy of your thesis must include an original, signed declaration of authorship.