Technical depositing instructions
With these instructions you can submit your master's thesis. If you need more information, please see the Links section.
Sign in to the submission form using your University of Helsinki username and password (link below) and proceed in the following order:
Carefully complete the description data requested in the fields of the form.
After the submission, your thesis will be waiting for further processing and will not be immediately read by your reviewers.
N.B. Once the thesis has been submitted to the E-thesis system, it can no longer be edited. Please be careful!
On the submission form, select the section "Your study right has started after 1.8.2018 (or you have been transferred to the new degree program)" so that the evaluation form for the new master's thesis can be directed to your dissertation.
At the University of Helsinki, master’s theses are published in HELDA, the Helsinki University’s open digital repository. Once your thesis has been approved by the Faculty, you will receive an email message with a link for allowing online publication. Online publication is recommended, since your work will gain a permanent publication platform and web address. The thesis abstract and descriptive information are always published in Helsinki University´s open digital repository.
If you do not accept the publishing license, the PDF version of your thesis will be stored in such a way that the full text can only be accessed locally from library computers ("archived") but the reference and the abstract will be published in Helda.
The submitted thesis is processed using the Urkund plagiarism detection system. This creates a report that the assessor reads. Link to the report comes into the evaluation form in E-thesis. The report does not automatically become readable by the student. Once the Urkund system has generated the report, you will receive a message in your email. You can use the link in the message to decide whether your work will be saved in the Urkund database. The University of Helsinki recommends saving in Urkund, as this way the student can prevent plagiarism to his or her own work in the future. You can save your work in Urkund, even if you do not give permission for its open publication online. The student has the right to see the Urkund report generated from his or her own work upon request.
You may submit and publish your thesis even after you have graduated. In this case, please send e-mail to email@example.com.