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Submit Master's thesis to DUO

Submit your Master's thesis to the University of Oslo's open research archive (DUO)

Submit in StudentWeb


Have the following ready in advance:

  • Make sure you know your UiO username and password. Have you forgotten? Get your username or set new password. Problems? Contact IT support for students.
  • The title of your thesis
  • Summary, if you would like to make it available to the public in the DUO open research archive.
  • The thesis in a PDF-format. How to make a PDF from a document. Any attachments need not be converted to PDF.
  • The original file(s) may be provided if you wish, but this is not obligatory. If they are to be provided, have them ready. By original files we mean the document files the thesis was written in before it was converted to PDF, eg. a Word file.
  • Make sure you know where on your computer you have saved the files you are going to submit.
  • Start your submission in good time before the deadline. It may take some time to enter the summary and upload the file(s).
  • Group thesis? Students who have collaborated on a thesis must individually submit the thesis in StudentWeb.

You may change and submit your thesis again - until the deadline for submission.

NB! In addition, deliver the printed thesis in accordance with the institute's / faculty's requirements.

How to submit in StudentWeb

Log in to StudentWeb with username and password

You cannot submit if you log in with your Norwegian ID number and PIN code.

  • Choose Submit Master's thesis to DUO in the menu under Registrations.

The menu option will only be visible if, for the current semester, you

  • have registered as a student
  • have paid the semester fee
  • are registered for an exam in the Master's thesis course.

Start submission

On the submission start page you will find the subject in which you are taking the Master's thesis. Click on the button 'Start submission'.

Register personal information



The page with personal information shows what is registered about you and the thesis in the UiO administrative system.

  • Please check your contact address, mobile phone number and email address. You will receive a receipt of submission to this email address.
  • Select destination in the DUO open research archive. This ensures the thesis is placed correctly in the DUO open research archive.

Click 'Next'.

Register information about the thesis

  • Enter the language the thesis is written in.
  • Enter the title of the thesis. The title will appear on transcripts, the diploma and in the DUO open research archive.
  • Enter the summary if you would like it to be published in the DUO open research archive.
  • You should enter the English title of the thesis so that it appears on the transcripts in English.
  • Enter keywords which describe your thesis. Separate the keywords with a comma, e.g. inflation, economic crises. Keywords are searchable in the DUO open research archive and the Internet, and will make it easier for those interested to find your thesis.

Click 'Next'.

Uploading files

Upload your Master's thesis file. It must be a PDF file.

  • Click Browse and navigate your way to where you saved the file.
  • When you have found the right file, click 'Upload chosen file'.
  • You may also upload attachments that belong to the thesis and the original files (Word, LaTex, Open Office etc.).
  • If you upload the wrong file, you can delete it by clicking on the button 'Delete File'.

Click 'Next'.

Determine Accessibility


If you make the Master's thesis accessible in the DUO open research archive, the thesis will be searchable and accessible on the Internet. If you choose not to make the Master's thesis accessible, only the author, thesis title and any summaries will be searchable, and not the Master's thesis itself.

Click 'Next'.

Confirm submission

  • Check the information before submitting.
  • Use the Previous button at the bottom of the page and scroll back to change.
  • When everything is correct, click on the button 'Confirm Submission'. The thesis and the information you have registered is then send to the DUO open research archive.
  • You can change the information and send new files until the deadline for submission.
  • You will receive an email receipt.

 Log out of StudentWeb.

What is possible to change until the submission deadline?

You can change the information and submit new files until the deadline.

What is possible to change after the submission deadline?

Accessibility:

You can change the option that your thesis will be available to all, not electronically available, etc., but only after the thesis has become searchable in DUO. Your thesis is made searchable 98 days after the submission deadline. When you have found your thesis in DUO open research archive, please send an email to duo-hjelp@ub.uio.no.

Spelling mistakes in the title or summary:

We can correct spelling mistakes in title and summary when your thesis is searchable in DUO. Your thesis is made searchable 98 days after the submission deadline. When you have found your thesis in DUO open research archive, please send an email to duo-hjelp@ub.uio.no.

Spelling mistakes in your thesis:

The version in DUO must be identical to the censored version. This means that we can't replace the file that you submitted with another. If you have any spelling mistakes or other errors in the thesis, we can add an errata list which state the mistakes and what it actually should be. A short errata list can be added to the summary field, a long errata list can be added as an extra file. An errata list can be added when your thesis is made searchable in DUO. That will happen 98 days after the submission deadline. When you have found your thesis in DUO, please send an email to duo-hjelp@ub.uio.no

Published Jul 4, 2013 03:53 PM - Last modified Jul 25, 2014 12:26 PM