Student theses

Theses written by Utrecht University students must be uploaded in OSIRIS and will be published by the university library. 

Utrecht University promotes open sharing of knowledge, that is why students may indicate when uploading their thesis in OSIRIS if they agree to making their thesis publicly available. If a student chooses to do so, the university library will take care of the publication. As a result, the thesis can be found in the Utrecht University Student Theses Repository and in search systems such as Google (Scholar) and WorldCat

Submitting theses 

  • You upload your thesis in OSIRIS. More information about uploading theses
  • When uploading you may indicate if you want your thesis to be publicly available 

Finding theses 

  • If you have agreed to making your thesis publicly available, it will be freely accessible in the Utrecht University Student Theses Repository Please read the manual to get the best search results.
  • These can also be found in WorldCat and Google Scholar
  • Theses will be available for a fifteen-year period. Please note: this also applies to theses which were publicly available before September 2021. 

Changing the publication status

Has your thesis already been published and would you like to make adjustments? Please contact the library via library@uu.nl.

Have you decided not to publish your thesis or have you set an embargo date and would you like to see that changed so that your thesis is made publicly available? Please send an email to your faculty. State the reasons why you want to change the publication status or embargo date. Have you written the thesis together with a fellow student? Don't forget to inform the other author(s).

Please check the page about uploading and archiving your thesis for more information.

Taking your thesis offline 

  • Theses are online for a fifteen-year period, after that period they are always taken offline 
  •  Do you want your openly published thesis taken offline? Please send a request to the library by filling in this form 

Privacy statement 

Utrecht University treats personal data as confidential. More information about how Utrecht University handles personal data in relation to your thesis can be found in the privacy statement

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