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Publishing your thesis

Are you writing a thesis? When you're done, you may want to publish it online. It will then be available through UvA Scripties, a digital platform set up by the University Library where your thesis will be easy to find – even via Google.

As the author, you hold the copyright to your own thesis. You are therefore free to decide for yourself whether your thesis should be publicly available or not. The UvA (and most of its faculties) stimulate the open-access publication of theses in order to disseminate knowledge through all layers of society and provide an insight into the UvA's teaching.

Most degree programmes require you to upload the final version of your thesis to Canvas. Just before you do, you must complete a quiz on Canvas with questions on a number of specific points to bear in mind when publishing your thesis.

Tip: make sure you ponder these points in good time – don't leave it until the last moment.

Instruction video | How do I publish my thesis?

Faculty Information

See below for additional publication information for each faculty. Please note: this information is currently being revised. The information is expected to be up-to-date again at the beginning of January 2020. Until then, check with your faculty what is important for you when submitting and / or publishing your thesis.