Every student is required to write a bachelor’s thesis during the main program phases of WU's bachelor's programs. On this page, you can find information on important administrative aspects related to the process of writing your bachelor’s thesis at WU. Please also carefully read the guidelines of your bachelor's program.
Thesis supervision agreement
You will be notified by email to your WU account as soon as a thesis supervision agreement has been created and registered for you. Your thesis can only be graded if you have a valid supervision agreement. Please note that additional supervision conditions may apply as specified by your supervisor and co-supervisor. If you fail to comply with the conditions specified by your supervisor and co-supervisor, the supervision agreement may be cancelled.
Thesis submission & evaluation
Bachelor’s theses are submitted online using the LEARN learning and information portal. All theses submitted for evaluation are subjected to plagiarism detection. The cover page must be filled out online and included at the very beginning of the thesis document. The cover page must be included in the file containing your thesis when you submit it via LEARN.
Once the submission process has been completed, the thesis and the results of the plagiarism check are made available to your supervisor for evaluation. Your supervisor then has four weeks after submission of the thesis to complete his or her evaluation.
Please be sure to double-check the data you’ve entered when you submit your thesis on LEARN. Following approval by your supervisor, this data will be transmitted to the LPIS system and used for generating your graduation documents. .
Recognition and external supervision
If you would like to work with an external supervisor, e.g. a faculty member from another educational institution, you need a special permission from the Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs. You can apply for this permission by sending an email with the completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately an external co-supervision of Bachelor theses at WU is not possible.
FormsPlease fill out the required forms online and make sure they are complete.
It is very important to WU to ensure that all theses and coursework papers comply with the standards of academic integrity. For this reason, WU takes a very clear and strict stance on plagiarism. Any violations of the standards of academic integrity will be punished accordingly. The Directive on plagiarism and academic fraud and the resulting legal consequences issued by the Vice-Rector, Academic Programs and Student Affairs (Richtlinie der Vizerektorin für Lehre und Studierende zu Plagiaten und den damit verbundenen Rechtsfolgen) contains all the relevant information on plagiarism and on how cases of plagiarism or suspected cases of plagiarism are dealt with at WU. For more information, please see the courses and exams pages on on our website.