Registering your Thesis

Registration Procedure:

  • First, please visit the examination office (Prüfunsamt) / student’s office in the main administration building (Akademiestr. 6) and ask for the letter stating that you are allowed to start the thesis.

  • Please contact our secretary Ms. Starke via e-mail and ask for an appointment (preferably in German). 

  • Meeting with Ms. Starke in person as you have to sign documents

    • Bring your topic with you (check spelling!)

    • Bring your letter of confirmation from examination office

    • You will have to sign 4 cover sheets prepared by Ms. Starke 

  • Please pick up your copy of the cover sheet from Ms. Neuber, the secretary of the examination committee’s office in person (approximately 2 weeks after your meeting with Frau Starke). 

Contact Information:


Prof. Dr. Michael B. Hinner

Schloßplatz 1a / Room 2.207

09596 Freiberg

Phone: +49 (0) 3731 39-2750

Fax: +49 (0) 3731 39-4030

Email: hinneratbwl [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Sekretariat: Frau Walpurgis Starke

Schloßplatz 1a / Room 1.206

Phone: +49 (0) 3731 39-2089

Fax: +49 (0) 3731 39-4030

Email: walpurgis [dot] starkeatbwl [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

                Additional Information: 


  • Please find the time you have from registration to submission of our thesis in your respective “Prüfungsordnung”.

  • You may extend the time you have to finish your thesis:

    • If you are sick please hand in a medical certification at the examination office and your time will be extended by the time of your sickness stated on the certificate.

    • Or you can apply for extension to the examination committee (Informal written application with stated reasons). As you need the support of your supervisor for this, you should get Prof. Hinner’s approval in advance and have him write it on your letter to the chair of the examination committee.

  • Defense: The rules for defending your work are different for each field of study and each degree. Please check your respective “Prüfungsordnung” for the rules that apply to you.

  • Formatting technicalities:

    • Line pitch 1.5

    • Margin left: 4cm

    • Top, right margin: 2.5cm

    • Bottom margin: 2cm

    • Times New Roman, font size 12 (or Arial, size 11)

  • For everything else, please follow the APA style guidelines (manuals are in the Semesterapparat in the Lesesaal of the library).

  • Number of pages: The number of pages for your work always depends on your topic. Please discuss your individual case with Prof. Hinner during consultation hours. As a guideline, we recommend:

    • Bachelor‘s thesis: 45-60 pages.

    • Diplomarbeit/Master‘s thesis: 80-120 pages.


  • Please also register on OPAL for the course "Abschlussarbeiten". Here you will find more information about the APA style, as well as FAQs from compiled from past semesters.