The Library collects all HKUST theses and dissertations in both print and electronic format. You are required to submit a PDF copy of the approved version of your theses. The electronic version must be an exact copy of the print version. The PDF copy will be loaded into the HKUST Electronic Theses database and the HKUST Institutional Repository. Doctoral dissertation will also be submitted for indexing and publishing to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.
Be sure to follow the HKUST Guidelines on Thesis Preparation.
Make sure you submit:
The two pages with your signature and your thesis advisor’s signature are NOT required for electronic submission. They will be inserted into the PDF by library staff at a later stage.
This simple application will double check your thesis for simple errors that require your attention before submission. It can catch even the smallest error that will prevent full submission (e.g., slight margin errors or excessive blank spaces)
Download application from PTC.
For additional assistance and troubleshooting, refer to Creating PDF files for E-thesis Submission Guide Section F.
Direct inquiries to Mr. Joe Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In most cases, a thesis is submitted as a single PDF document. Files submitted in other formats will be rejected and will delay the approval process.
If you have additional files accompanying the PDF file, you may submit them as well.
HKUST Library provides utilities for file conversion and PDF creation at the Information Commons (G/F) and the Learning Commons (LG1).
You may use computers at the IC/LC to create PDF files from most applications.
If you have any questions on creating a PDF file, take a look at the PDF Creation Guide or ask at the Information Commons Help Desk for assistance.
Q: What are the requirements for thesis submission?
A: For thesis preparation and formatting, please visit https://rpghandbook.ust.hk/appendices-guidelines-on-thesis-preparation for more details.
For more details about thesis submission, please visit https://libguides.ust.hk/e-thesis/submission.
Q: Is it necessary for the electronic version and print version to be the same?
A: Yes. In any case, the electronic version must be an exact copy of the approved print version.
Q: Is there any format restriction for images or videos in HKUST Electronic Thesis Submission?
A: The HKUST Electronic Thesis Submission Form accepts all kinds of image or video format you provide with unlimited file size. However, please note that you may encounter problems uploading extremely large files due to network problems or other issues.
Q: Who holds the copyright of theses after the submission?
A: According to the University’s Intellectual Property Policy, students hold sole copyright ownership of their thesis. More details are available at the https://libguides.ust.hk/copyright.
Q: When will my thesis be released to the public?
A: If you did not send a request to keep the thesis confidential, your thesis will be released once all the library processes are completed. Otherwise, the thesis will be released when the confidential period ends.
Q: How can I order a bound copy of my thesis?
A: Library no longer provides personal thesis binding services, if you wish to bind your thesis, you may contact Mr. Kenny Fong from Publishing Technology Center at 2358 6824 for further information.