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MBZUAI Graduate Thesis Guide: Deposit your Work

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Deposit graduate thesis

Students are required to submit an electronic copy (PDF format) of their final and approved thesis for deposit in the MBZUAI Electronic Thesis and Dissertation collection, with the approval of their supervisors and the Associate Provost, and to fulfill their graduation responsibilities.

A thesis deposit agreement is required to support the deposit of a thesis in the MBZUAI Library. The agreement determines the conditions of  public access and may allow MBZUAI Library to make the contents of the work discoverable on the institutional repository, MBZUAI eCommons.

Required embargo periods are covered by the thesis agreement and should be approved by the Associate Provost.


Congratulations! Your thesis has been accepted and all other degree requirements have been met.


One final step is required...deposit the final and approved version of your thesis on the the university's institutional repository


MBZUAI eCommons is the university's institutional repository and accepts for deposit open access scholarship and graduate work of the MBZUAI community, created and published during the period of affiliation with the university.


Copyright of your thesis remains yours but as a student of MBZUAI you have granted MBZUAI Library non-exclusive rights to make the content of your thesis discoverable through the university's institutional repository.

Should you have transferred some of your rights through an alternative agreement with a publisher, or plan to, you may request an embargo period to withhold the contents of your thesis from the public for a defined period of time.