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Submitting your thesis

Submission deadlines

For 60 ECTS theses: 15 September or 15 November in the autumn semester and 15 February or 15 May in the spring semester.

For 30 ECTS theses: 15 September or 15 December in the autumn semester and 15 February or 1 June in the spring semester.

If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or other public holiday (such as Whit Monday), the deadline will be pushed to the following workday.

You can submit your thesis at any time throughout the semester. Grading is administered four times per year, after the deadlines listed above. If you need a shorter postponement due to illness or other valid reasons, contact the exam advisor for your thesis course.

You must remember to register and pay the semester fee before the deadline in the semester you are submitting your thesis.

How to submit the thesis

By the deadline specified above, you must both submit your thesis electronically through Studentweb and physically to the department.


If you choose to print your thesis at Reprosentralen (UiO’s printer), you have to turn it in electronically here. Specify location code: 143400, budget code: 900090, project code: 000000.

In order to avoid the text changing during printing, you must submit the thesis as a PDF file. See advice on printing from Reprosentralen and instructions on how to create a PDF file.

ILOS covers the cost of 8 printed copies of you thesis. 3 of these copies must be turned in to the department (4 copies if you have two supervisors). If you would like to have more than 8 copies of your thesis, you must specify that with Reprosentralen and pay for your extra copies directly to them. The department also pays for up to 3 pages printed with color per copy. Any color-printed pages beyond that, you must pay for yourself.

Reprosentralen guarantees that your thesis will be printed and ready within 4 working days.

Reprosentralen is located below the Akademika book store, with the entrance at the back of the building. You can pick-up you thesis there. Their opening hours and contact information is available on their web sites.

You can use a different printing service than Reprosentralen. If you do, you will have to cover the printing cost yourself, and the expense will not be refunded by the department.

Submitting in Studentweb and in Inspera

By the given deadline you must also turn in the thesis electronically through Studentweb and Inspera. The thesis must be saved as a PDF. Remember to submit the exact same version as you submitted for printing!

Instructions on how to submit your thesis in Inspera.

Instructions on how to submit your thesis in Studentweb.

You must write an abstract/summary of your thesis to submit with it in Studentweb. The abstract should communicate the most important research results in your thesis, and should be directed towards audiences outside the University. You can choose the language of the abstract yourself.

If you wish to, you can restrict the access to your thesis in DUO. This means that others cannot see or check out your thesis from the library for a certain period without requesting it from you. Most candidates do not restrict the access to their thesis.

Submitting to the department

When you submit your thesis at the Department (Niels Treschows hus, 8th floor), you must bring:

  • Three hard copies of your thesis (four if you have two supervisors)
  • A form showing the courses that your master’s degree consists of (unless you are a student at “lektorprogrammet”).

If you cannot submit your thesis personally, you can send someone else instead. You have to give this person permission to submit your thesis, by confirming this with a signed note from you.

The ILOS study administration is located on the 8th floor in Niels Treschows hus. You must submit the thesis there, within the due date and before 15.00. During the weeks with submission deadlines, you will find information on the 8th floor about who in the administration you should submit your thesis to.

Published Feb. 15, 2018 11:27 AM - Last modified Dec. 17, 2019 1:31 PM