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Research Award of MSH – Frequently Asked Questions

Can the letter of recommendation be prepared by someone other than the thesis reviewer?

Can the letter of recommendation be prepared by someone other than the thesis reviewer?

The letter of recommendation should be prepared by the first/second reviewer. For consideration of special requests, please contact us.

Can I re-apply for the award with the same thesis?

Can I re-apply for the award with the same thesis?

You can only apply once with your thesis. However, you can apply with your bachelor thesis and then with your master thesis.

Can I submit the letter of recommendation after expiry of submission deadline?

Can I submit the letter of recommendation after expiry of submission deadline?

The submission deadline counts towards all application materials (15 February or August 15). Once you submitted a complete application after the deadline, your materials can then be considered in the next round.

Can I apply for the award if my research is still ongoing, or can I only apply once all research has been completed (after graduation)?

Can I apply for the award if my research is still ongoing, or can I only apply once all research has been completed (after graduation)?

As a general rule, you can only apply with a successfully completed thesis. That saying, you can only apply after you have received your graduation certificate. Note that you can still apply if your thesis is several semesters old.

I completed my thesis at another university, can I still apply for the MSH Research Award?

I completed my thesis at another university, can I still apply for the MSH Research Award?

The research award of the MSH specifically aims to recognize outstanding services provided at MSH therefore we only consider submissions from MSH theses.

I completed my thesis longer than a semester ago, can I still apply for the research award?

I completed my thesis longer than a semester ago, can I still apply for the research award?

Yes, you can also apply with a thesis that was completed several semester ago. With every thesis, however, you can apply only once.

For which courses of study and degrees of MSH does the research award apply?

For which courses of study and degrees of MSH does the research award apply?

Students from all courses and degrees can apply for the MSH research award! We are always delighted to receive submissions from a range of disciplines and it is important to us to give everyone an equal chance.

I have worked on a collaborative research project during my degree, can we apply for the MSH the research award?

I have worked on a collaborative research project during my degree, can we apply for the MSH the research award?

The research award is specifically for Bachelor or Master theses. Since it is difficult to estimate the individual achievements in collaborative research projects these cannot be considered.

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