Thesis submission is a three-step process and your thesis will be considered submitted when the following steps have been completed and deemed as meeting UQ’s submission requirements (PPL 4.60.08):

  1. Your iThenticate similarity report has been shared with your advisor.
  2. A fully endorsed Thesis Submission request has been received by the Graduate School via the Candidature Portal (my.UQ) and approved by your principal advisor.
  3. A PDF of the thesis and abstract have been uploaded to the UQ eSpace.

Submit Thesis Submission request

If your thesis does not meet UQ’s requirements, the Graduate School will contact you with feedback regarding amendments required before you upload your final thesis to meet UQ requirements.

After the Graduate School confirms your thesis meets the University’s requirements, which includes checking the thesis preliminary pages (DOC, 98.5 KB), the submission of your thesis will be officially recorded.

Please note: If you are required to undertake an oral examination, your thesis will not be recorded as submitted until the oral examination has been completed and you will remain actively enrolled in the program. Please be aware that while enrolled you will be required to meet all UQ fee liabilities.

Once your thesis is officially recorded as submitted, you will continue to have access to the library and your student email. You will also retain access to mySI-net, and you are required to maintain your mySI-net student record including updating address and contact details. It is important to regularly check your student email account to ensure you are receiving all official University communications.

1. International candidates

As an international candidate you must upload your thesis to the UQ eSpace (PDF, 313.1 KB) 14 days prior to the research quarter census date to ensure any submission problems can be rectified to avoid you paying tuition fees. If the officially recorded date of submission is on or before the census date, you will not pay tuition fees for the research quarter in which you submitted. Further information on census dates and research quarters.