Official Forms from EcoS

The following is a list of forms used by EcoS and the Department of East Asian Studies. Most of these procedures must be done personally and, in case the student cannot pick up or deliver the documents in person, they can send a family member or friend in place. For these occasions, the person must bring a written document verifying they can procede on behalf of the student called "Vollmacht" (see at the end of this page). EcoS Staff and the Department of East Asian Studies cannot request documents on behalf of the students.

Due to limitations imposed by measures to combat Covid-19, most procedures can be done digitally. Please consult with the SSC in case of questions.

 Recognition of Grades [Anerkennung]

The document must be filled out, scanned in, and sent to Ms. Stefanie Yu ( The document must be picked up personally, with a previous appointment coordinated with Ms. Yu. The SSC will contact you per e-mail when the document is ready.

 Record of Examination [Prüfungspass]

In order to submit your Master Thesis and comply with the requirements to obtain your degree, you must have passed all the courses and examinations defined in the EcoS Curriculum. The document that certifies this is the "Record of Examination" [Prüfungspass] (see below), which has to be filled out bearing in mind the language the student chose to study.

The student must fill in the highlighted sections of the document and send it as a .docx file together with the pdf "Submission of Record of Examination" (see below) to Ms. Stefanie Yu ( per e-mail. Afterwards, Ms. Yu will forward both documents to the SCC.

Incomplete documents cannot be processed. Obtaining the Record of Examination [Prüfungspass] can take up to 8 weeks, so the student must request it with enough time in advance. 

 Registration of Master Thesis

The following two forms are necessary in order to register a MA Thesis. The procedure must be done personally. In case this is not possible, the student can use a "Vollmacht" (see at the end of this page) and authorize someone else to act on their behalf. The form "Ansuchen um Thema und Betreuung" (see below) requires three signatures: Yours, your supervisor’s and the SPL’s- in that order. Once you have your signature and your supervisor’s, please deliver the form together with the form "SL/W1 Regeln der guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis" (see below) and your exposé to the SSC of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies. The SSC is in charge of procuring the SPL's signature.

Note: The SSC advises you to register your MA thesis six months before your planned date of graduation. It is strongly recommended that you have at least finished some work on the theoretical part before officially registering your topic.

 Registration for Defensio

Make sure to follow the instructions under step 5 of Finalise your MA Study at EcoS, before submitting the form "registration for the oral examination (defensio)" (see below).