There are 2 versions of your thesis

  • Thesis for examination
  • Final hard bound thesis

All students initially submit your thesis for examination.

Once this has been reviewed by your examination committee, you will make corrections (if necessary) before submitting your final hard bound thesis. 

Student Desk FAQ page has helpful information. 

Thesis for Examination

Can be submitted

  • Submit printed copy to

Student Desk,
Tierney Building,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4.


If you decide to submit physical copies of your thesis, make sure that you’ve completed the steps below:

   Printed and bound enough copies: 
Students must submit 3 copies of their soft-bound thesis to the Student Desk. 


   Paid all of the necessary fees: Any questsions ask us, we will be happy to help.

   Completed the Research Degree Examination Form. This must be submitted with your thesis. 

Final Hardbound Thesis

All students, no matter how they submit their thesis for examination, must submit a physical, final hard bound thesis to the Student Desk. 

Student Desk,
Tierney Building,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4.

Make sure that you’ve completed the steps below:

   Printed and bound enough copies: You are only required to submit 1 hardbound thesis to the Student Desk but may want to print additional copies to keep yourself.

   Received the completed Thesis Correction Sign Off Form. This form must be signed by the nominated member of the examination committee and turned in along with your hardbound thesis. Please note that if you had no corrections to make, you do not need this form. Important: This form only applies to you if you submitted your thesis for examination physically.  If you submitted your thesis for examination via the eThesis process you do not need to submit this form with your final hardbound thesis.

   Check your address: Go to the “My Profile” of SISWeb and check that your permanent address is current, accurate and formatted correctly. Your ACCE results will only be sent by post to your permanent address in SISWeb.

Please note that if you require an embargo form (for those theses that can not be made available in the library until a later date), these forms do not need to be turned in when you submit your hardbound thesis. Embargo forms will be included with your ACCE results that you receive in the post.