Students are free to select both their thesis topic and their supervisor themselves. The topic must be selected from one of the compulsory or elective topics specified in our program’s curriculum. Students are permitted to change supervisors up until the date of submission of the thesis.
An application for approval must be submitted in writing if you want to work with an external supervisor, e.g. a habilitated faculty member from another Austrian university. This always requires special permission from the Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs. If you are interested in working with an external supervisor, please contact the Examinations Office (email@example.com) well ahead of time (allow about 2 months for processing).