Degree dissertation requirements
Apart from completion of the entire curriculum of the programme, there are two more crucial requirements for the award of the second-cycle (magister) degree of Warsaw University Faculty of Economic Sciences: submission of your own graduate dissertation research project and passing the degree examination (the defence of your thesis project).
This section guides you through the formal side of the process of preparation, submission, and degree defence.
All missing schedules will appear shortly as they are being currently updated. Please make sure you check the schedules for most recent updates before your defense.
You are expected to show up at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled defense time.
For deadlines of degree submission and degree examinations please refer to the For students > Academic calendar.
There are 2 regular periods of degree exams (thesis defense):
- June (if thesis is submitted by the deadline in June), and
- September (if thesis is submitted by the end of August)
In case you pass all the courses (complete the whole study program), but fail to submit and defend your thesis in either of the two periods, you will be officially discontinued from studies. From this moment you will have 2 years (as a non-student) to write and submit your thesis. For each semester of ?delay?, you will be charged 400 PLN. Please note you can submit your thesis anytime within the 2-year period following your program completion.
We arrange degree exams additionally in December (if you submit thesis in November), then inFebruary (if you submit in January) and in April (if you submit in March). And then again in two regular periods: June and September.
|Thesis defended in:||Fee charged||Reason|
|June 2013||No fees charged||Regular study period|
|September 2013||No fees charged||Regular study period|
|December 2013||400 PLN||1 semester delay|
|February 2014||400 PLN||1 semester delay
(if thesis submitted in Jan 2014!)
|April 2014||800 PLN||2 semester delay
(same as Feb 2014)
|June 2014||800 PLN||2 semester delay
(same as Feb and April 2014)
|September 2014||800 PLN||2 semester delay
(till the end of Sept. 2014)
|December 2014||1200 PLN||3 semester delay|
|February 2015||1200 PLN||3 semester delay
(if thesis submitted in Jan 2015!)
|April 2015||1600 PLN||4 semester delay|
|June 2015||1600 PLN||4 semester delay|
|September 2015*||1600 PLN||4 semester delay|
* Last possible month when you can defend. In case you fail to submit your thesis within the 2 years after being discontinued, you will lose your chance to defend your thesis and graduate. In such case it is necessary to re-apply for admission and then to complete again some of the courses (Dean decides which courses should be re-taken).