No, it is also possible to send us the required documents by post. When all is complete, we will issue the acknowledgement of receipt and send it directly to the examinations office.
Another possibility is that a third person submits all the required documents for you. An authorization is not necessary.
The imprimatur (permission to print), meaning the authorization to publish a dissertation after the defense, is issued by the department. The original of this paper has to be submitted to the Dissertations Department.
If necessary, please contact the appropriate examinations office.
One part of the URL which you found is probably
The sequence of numbers which follows after ”FUDISS_thesis” is the ID number of the document you are looking for. This number (the zeros before this number can be left out) has to be prefixed by the leader
- and you will have the URL of the dissertation you are looking for.
Standards for dissertations published in a publishing house where the print run is not 150 copies at a time but which offers a “print on demand” service, meaning (additional) copies will not be produced until the company receives an order:
we don’t need a written confirmation about the print run. Still, we request that you provide us with an electronic version of your dissertation which will not be made available online until after five years. This guarantees long-term archiving on our server which is certified by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI).
For submission of large documents please use box.fu, a cloud based service for members of the Freie Universität Berlin.
Further information see http://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/fit/services/infrastruktur/file-service.html
Your abstract should not contain more than 40 lines (approximately 3000 characters). This corresponds to one page in A4 format.
The input mask always has to be opened afresh because only in this way a new session can be started. If you have bookmarked this page and try to open it from the bookmark, you will access an expired session. The situation is similar if you remain inactive for a longer period while entering your data because each session is terminated after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Here, a distinction has to be made between two cases:
1.) The document has not yet been activated: Yes, a replacement is still possible. You can upload a new file on Dissertation Online using the function
"Authors’ section" / "Additional Upload" ("Autorenbereich" / "Nachträglicher Upload").
2.) The dissertation has already been activated on our dissertations server: A replacement is only possible in justified cases (usually where legal matters are concerned). Here, the administrative effort is considerable.
OCR means Optical Character Recognition. It is a necessary condition for pdf files which will be placed on our dissertations server. If the text recognition is missing, your dissertation might possibly not be retrievable when using a full-text search.
Please upload your dissertation in the PDF format or, better still, PDF/A. The pdf files must not have any password protection nor restrictions in utilization. Besides, the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has to be working.
Furthermore the following file formats are supported (for example for supplementary material belonging to your thesis):
On the German page, the abstract is displayed in the original language of the dissertation; consequently, the English abstract is displayed here if the dissertation is written in English.
The English web page represents the “alternative language”; consequently the abstract is displayed here in German if the original language of the dissertation is English.
No, your metadata and your pdf file will first be entered in an internal area. Then the staff of the Dissertations Department will check your metadata and the pdf file to ensure that everything is formally correct and complete. You will then receive a feedback. At this point, corrections are still possible.