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Thesis Submission

Steps to Submitting Your Thesis 

  1.  Check you registration and fee status - Make sure that you have an active registration for the current academic year and that you've paid all of the necessary fees.  If you're unsure of the amount that you need to pay, Ask Us.
  2.  Upload your thesis electronically via the eThesis system for examination.
  3.  Upload the revised version of your thesis post-examination (if applicable).
  4.  Submit the final hard-bound thesis to the Student Desk (for the ACCE meeting & the Library)

Types of Thesis Submission

Your thesis can be submitted electronically via the eThesis system in SISWeb. Before submitting your thesis, make sure that you’ve completed the steps below. 

✓   Discuss with your supervisor if an embargo is required for your thesis. See UCD Thesis embargoes for further details.

✓   Check out the Research Repository Database (RRU) FAQ for further information.

✓   Pay all of the necessary fees. If you have any questions about what you owe, Ask Us.

✓   Check your address. Go to “My Profile” in SISWeb & check that your permanent address is current, accurate & formatted correctly.

✓   Ensure that you have completed all necessary modules and programme requirements. If, when preparing to submit your thesis, you see the following message "Awaiting Governing Board programme compliance approval for examination" please contact your supervisor or the Graduate Research Board at (opens in a new window)grb@ucd.ie. A graduate research student is recorded as compliant when all programme requirements have been achieved (for example completing Research Integrity training). Please see the Research Student Hub on the UCD Graduate Studies website for further information

✓   Additional queries in relation to the eThesis Exam System can be sent to (opens in a new window)ethesis@ucd.ie.

You can find further information about submitting your thesis electronically in the Graduate Research Theses section of the Student Desk's FAQ page.

All students must submit a physical, final hardbound thesis to the Student Desk.  You can submit this in person (a third party can also submit it on your behalf) or by posting it to the address below:

Student Desk
Tierney Building
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

Make sure that you’ve completed the steps below:

✓   Printed and bound enough copies. You only need to submit 1 hardbound thesis to the Student Desk, but may want to print additional copies to keep yourself.

✓   The Exam Committee has certified that your revisions are complete and uploaded to the eThesis system (if applicable).

✓   Check your name and address. Go to the “My Profile” section of SISWeb and check that your name is spelt correctly (e.g. with proper upper and lower case, fadas and diacritic marks are in the appropriate place, etc.) as this is how your name appears on your parchment at graduation. Check that your permanent address is current, accurate and formatted correctly.

You can find guidance on formatting and the presentation of your final thesis in the document Guidelines for Preparation, Submission, Examination and Dissemination of Research Degree Theses.

Contact the Student Desk

Ground Floor, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 1555 | Location Map(opens in a new window)