Study and Examination Adminstration – Vinifera EuroMaster (M.Sc.)

Vinifera EuroMaster (M.Sc.)

The team in the Examinations Office is happy to answer your questions related to curricula and examinations, including the following:

  • Administration of grades / HISPOS
  • Advice for students regarding degree course timelines, choice of modules, grades and results, etc.
  • Information about examination regulations, curricula
  • Exemption from exams due to illness
  • Applications to the Examinations Committee
  • Certification of grades for official offices, etc.
  • Thesis and colloquium registration
  • Certificates and Transcripts of Records


Jutta Brandscheid
Jutta Brandscheid
Building 5905
Room 00.02
Phone +49 6722 502 79719
Jutta.Brandscheid(at) Details

Office hours

Mon. - Thurs. 9 - 12
Tuesday 2 - 4

Von-Lade-Str. 1,  65366 Geisenheim



For questions, please contact Ms Jutta Brandscheid (Müller-Thurgau-Haus, ground floor)


Master's Thesis

Application for admission and further information

Application for Admission

Online application for admission to the Master's thesis: Application for admission
Please note that you have to register in ILIAS to use the application form.

The application for admission to the thesis module must be completed online. After printing out the completed application form, you will need to obtain the signatures of your thesis supervisors.

Please submit the completed and signed application to your degree program administrator Jutta Brandscheid. at the Study Organization & Examinations Office (Studienorganisation und Prüfungswesen - StoP), Müller-Thurgau-Haus, ground floor.

To apply for the Master's thesis, you must have successfully completed your first year and have a certificate of completion of an 8-week internship.

Writing your Master's Thesis

The first step is to find a topic and supervisors for your Master’s thesis.

The first supervisor is always a member of the academic staff of Hochschule Geisenheim University.

He/she can help you to choose your second supervisor.

If your second supervisor is not a staff member of another EMaVE consortium partner, please check here, or of an associated partner, then please check here. You will need a THIRD supervisor who fulfils these requirements.

If your second supervisor cannot sign the form, please ask him/her to send a confirmation by email.

The elaboration period for writing your thesis is 24 weeks.

The time starts with the date of application/start of the completion period.                                                                                               

Submitting your Master's Thesis

You can submit your Master’s thesis in person or send it by postal mail. If you choose to submit your thesis in person, you must do so no later than your final deadline and during the office hours of the Müller Thurgau Haus. If you send your thesis via postal mail, it must be postmarked by the post office/courier service no later than the date of your final deadline. Be sure keep the receipt in case we need to track the shipment. Any late submission will be considered a FAILURE.

In case of illness, you must provide a doctor's note BEFORE the deadline.

If you have extraordinary circumstances that prevent you from submitting your thesis on time, please submit an official request to Dr. Christian von Wallbrunn, Head of Examination Board, explaining your reasons and asking for an extension of the submission date.

Your supervisors have to confirm by email that they agree with the extension.

To submit your Master’s thesis, please bring all the required documents with you.

The “Personal Information” sheet is required so that we can issue and send you the official documents after your graduation.

Final Exam - Defense

You will be admitted to the Master’s thesis defense if you pass:

  • All 2nd year exams at Hochschule Geisenheim University
  • The written part of the Master’s thesis.

Application for admission to the Master's thesis defense:

  • Suggest a time for your defense.
  • Please note that the defense usually takes place 3-4 weeks after the thesis is submitted.
  • Your supervisors must read the final version of your thesis, decide whether you have passed the written part of the thesis, agree on the grade and find a date and time for your defense that is convenient for all members of the examination committee.


The “Master’s Thesis” module comprises the Master’s thesis and the colloquium (defense). The subject of the colloquium is the Master’s thesis. The duration of the academic discussion is 30 minutes, with a minimum of 15 minutes per candidate.

  • The jury consists of three members of the academic staff who must be physically present. Additional members can participate via video conference. At least one of the members of the jury must belong to the academic staff of another EMaVE-Consortium member.
  • The Master's thesis including the defense is finally graded by the jury.
  • The defense is open to the public in general.