How to submit your qualification thesis

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Qualification thesis are to be submitted in accordance with the doctorate or habilitation regulations of the individual faculties, which are available at the respective dean’s office or online:

Overview of doctoral degree regulations [GER]

Overview of habilitation regulations [GER]

The regulations specify the form required in order for the thesis to be approved for publication as well as the number of deposit copies to be submitted to the university library. The library includes the qualification thesis in its catalog and, depending on the publication mode, additionally in the Digitale Bibliothek Thüringen (DBT). The library also forwards the deposit copies to other academic libraries according to agreements and regulations between German libraries.


  • Please note that the library accepts your deposit copies exclusively via the dean’s office of your faculty. This ensures that it is the work confirmed by the examination board.
  • All printed dissertations and postdoctoral thesis from the University of Erfurt are managed as deposit copies through Exchange / Gifts / Monographs / Thesis.
  • The certificates necessary for the receipt of the doctorate or habilitation certificate are issued here and given to the dean’s office.
  • To protect your privacy, we recommend that a curriculum vitae not be included in the books. If the inclusion is required by your dean’s office, please use a short form limited to your academic career.


Dietlinde Schmalfuß-Plicht
Exchange / Gifts / Monographs / Theses
(Erfurt University Library)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / room 156


  • Why should I publish my dissertation online?

Video on the topic advantages of an open access thesis[TIB AV-Portal, German]

  • Registration

Please register your qualification thesis via the Electronic Text Center (ETC) at the latest after the defence (disputation) and before printing the deposit copies. Please use our registration form [GER]

  • Workflow

For detailed information on the submission procedure for publishing your electronic qualification thesis in the Digitale Bibliothek Thüringen (DBT), please refer to our step-by-step guide

  • Format requirements

The format requirement for publishing your electronic qualification thesis in the DBT is PDF/A format. You can find information on creating PDF/A files in our instructions

  • Publication contract

The publication contract[GER] serves as the basis for the publication of your electronic qualification thesis in the DBT.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or use our step-by-step guide


Martina Schlütter
Electronic Text Center ETC
(Erfurt University Library)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / Raum 151