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Step-by-step guide to submitting your thesis

Submit your thesis in 6 steps.

  • Step 1: Include the Statement of Originality in your thesis

    Please include a Statement of Originality in your thesis confirming that you have written the contents of your thesis yourself.

    Use the standard text

    Copy and paste the standard text below and add it to page 2 of your thesis.

    Statement of Originality

    This document is written by Student [fill out your Given name and your Surname] who declares to take full responsibility for the contents of this document.
    I declare that the text and the work presented in this document are original and that no sources other than those mentioned in the text and its references have been used in creating it.
    UvA Economics and Business is responsible solely for the supervision of completion of the work, not for the contents.

  • Step 2: If needed, hand in a hard-copy of your thesis

    If you have agreed with your supervisor to provide hard-copies of your thesis, please hand these copies over to your supervisor and second supervisor. If they don’t need a hard-copy a digital copy is sufficient.

  • Step 3: Save your thesis in PDF format with the correct elements in the file name

    Fill in your file name exactly as follows: 

    • Surname, Given name student number programme code.pdf (For example: Smith, Peter 1234567 BSc EOR.pdf)

    Programme codes

    Bachelor's programmes

    Programme Code
    BSc Business Administration BSc BA
    BSc Economics and Business Economics BSc EBE
    BSc Actuariële Wetenschappen BSc ACT
    BSc Econometrie BSc ETRICS
    BSc Economie en Bedrijfskunde / Economics and Business BSc ECB
    BSc Fiscale Economie BSc FISECO

    Master's programmes

    Programme Code
    MSc Accountancy and Control MSc ACC
    MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance MSc ASMF
    MSc Amsterdam Executive Programme Actuarial Science MSc AEMAS
    MSc Bedrijfskunde in deeltijd MSc EPMS
    MSc Business Economics MSc BE
    MSc Business Administration MSc BA
    MSc Econometrics MSc ETRICS
    MSc Economics MSc ECO
    MSc Finance MSc FIN
    MSc Fiscale Economie MSc FEC
  • Step 4: Submit your thesis via Canvas

    The day on which you upload your thesis is the submission date.

    1. Log in to Canvas.

    2. Go to the homepage of the thesis course.

    Under Modules, there are a few steps you need to take in order to be able to submit the final version. These steps are:

    3. Submit the Final thesis title.

    4. Submit the quiz about Permission for publication.

    Scroll down for more information about publishing your thesis. If you choose not to publish your thesis at this stage, you cannot reverse this decision later.

    4.1 Depending on your answers to point 4, submit Additional questions regarding the publication of your thesis.

    If you indicate in point 4 that you wish to publish your thesis, there will be several additional questions. For example, you will be asked to provide a brief summary of your thesis (abstract). You can also set an embargo period for publication, for example if you wish to wait a year before publishing your thesis. Sometimes, companies request this if you have used their data.

    4.2 Depending on your answers to point 4, submit a final version of your thesis that is suitable for publication (optional).

    5. Submit the final version of your thesis.

  • Step 5: Send an email to your supervisor

    Confirm to your supervisor that you have submitted your thesis via Canvas and attach a copy of your thesis. Your supervisor will now start the evaluation process. The result of your thesis will be published in SIS as soon as it has been delivered by your supervisor to the Student Administration.