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Open Repository Theseus gives you online access to theses and publications from Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.

Upload your thesis to Theseus

Upload your thesis to Theseus as a PDF/A file after it has been approved. When you upload your thesis to Theseus you give the permission to online publishing. Once your thesis is in Theseus, it can be found via search engines such as Google. If the work was commissioned by an organization, make sure that they give permission for the work to be published openly online. Remove all personal contact details. 

Check these details before saving:

  • Page numbering and appendix numbers are in order.
  • Dates on the cover and on the abstract pages match.
  • All the appendices mentioned in the index are included or there is a note if they are excluded from the public version.

Name the file Surname_Forename, for example Student_Steve.pdf.

In case of several authors, each of you should give permission for the publishing, but only one uploads the thesis to Theseus.

How to upload

You can find detailed instructions on Theseus.


With a Creative Commons licence, you tell other users what they can do with your thesis. For example, you can give them permission to copy, share, display or present your thesis or modified versions of it, and require them to cite your name as the original author. 

You can choose a Creative Commons licence when you own all the rights to your thesis or have the consent of other rights holders to use the licence. 

"All rights reserved" (default) means that you retain all copyright in accordance with normal copyright law.


When you select keywords to your thesis we recommend that you use:

URN address of the thesis

You will receive a confirmation email when your thesis has been checked and published on Theseus. 
The message will contain the URN address of your thesis.

  • You can also copy the URN address from the submission form.
  • You can include the URN address in your Graduation Notification even if your thesis has not yet been published.

Audio-visual material

If your work includes an mp3 or mp4 file you can upload it as a separate file. Fill in the duration of the appendix in full minutes in the corresponding field.

You can bring audio-visual material to the library on a CD or a DVD. In this case you should add a comment on the location of the separate appendix to Theseus metadata when uploading the PDF/A file.

Paper version of the thesis

In special cases, the publication in the Theseus database may be waived.

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