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Submitting Theseses

One component of the doctorate/habilitation is the publication of the thesis, which can be done in different ways. The modalities are specified in the doctoral and habilitation regulations of the faculties. There you can also find information about how many copies you have to hand in at LUL and in which form.

Published PhD theses are listed in the LUL catalogue.

Instructions for the formal design of the PhD or postdoctoral theses:

In general, please pay attention to the specifications in your doctoral degree or habilitation regulations!

The title page of the PhD thesis/habilitation treatise must be designed as specified in the respective regulations. Information on this can usually be found in the appendix of the respective regulations.

The following information is always required:

  • Your date and place of birth
  • Names of the reviewers
  • Date of defense or award decision

Your curriculum vitae only has to be included in the PhD thesis/habilitation treatise if this is stipulated in the doctoral degree or habilitation regulations.
If you have any questions or uncertainties in this regard, please contact the dean's office of your faculty.

Your publication on the server must not harm the rights of third parties. When integrating external materials (illustrations, animations, photos, graphics, tables, music, texts, videos, etc.), the existing copyrights or other rights to the materials must always be observed. As the author, you are responsible for ensuring that your work is accurate in terms of copyright.

Ways of publication

Electronic publishing

Members and affiliates of the University of Leipzig have the possibility to publish PhD thesis/habilitation treatise online in the publication server of the University of Leipzig.
The electronic publications are archived on a long-term basis and are freely accessible worldwide. Please note that the publication of PhD thesis/habilitation treatise on the publication server cannot be withdrawn.

Printed copies

There are only a few obligatory specifications for the formal layout/design of the printed copies:

  • format DIN A4 or A5, double-sided printing is possible
  • minimum requirement for the binding: softcover (paperback), no ring bindings.

The delivery of print copies to the library is only possible by appointment. We kindly ask you to make an appointment in advance. You also have the option of sending the required copies by mail as a package with tracking to the Dissertation Receiving Office.

Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 6
04107 Leipzig


For further questions and appointments you can contact us:

A. Teichmann
I. Schröter
Phone: +49 341 97-30523
Phone: +49 341 97-30616

If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact us before printing or uploading your dissertation. We will be pleased to be of assistance.


To help you keep track of everything and consider the most essential things, we have created a checklist [PDF, 801 kB] to assist you in submitting your PhD thesis/habilitation treatise.

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