Registering and publishing in DIVA

At the University of Gävle, we use DiVA for e-publishing and bibliographic documentation of student theses.

Register your thesis in DiVA

All final theses from study programmes, bachelor's theses, as well as final theses from independent courses above the bachelor level, should be registrered in DiVA.

  1. Write your thesis according to the instructions given by your department. Use the correct title page.
    Title pages for student theses
  2. Convert your final, approved thesis version to a pdf file.
  3. Read the University's terms of agreement for electronic publishing. When you upload your pdf file, you are supposed to have read and agreed to these terms as well as the general publishing conditions in DiVA.
    Terms of agreement for e-publishing
  4. Log in to DiVA with your user account. If your account is no longer active contact the IT help desk.
    To DiVA login
  5. Register your thesis and upload your pdf file according to the following instructions.
    Instructions for thesis registration

Complete a draft registration

  1. Log in to DiVA
  2. Choose "Add publication / Upload files"
  3. Click on "My drafts"
  4. Select your draft
  5. Complete or change your data according to the instructions

After your have submitted your thesis

When you have submitted your thesis, it has to be checked by a course administrator before it can be published or archived. This might take a week or two. For this reason, you will not be able to see your thesis in DiVA immediately after you have submitted it. If you have provided your e-mail address you will receive a confirmation when your paper is published.

Once your paper is published, you will be able to find it in DiVA, and search tools such as Google.


Contact the course administration if you need to make changes after you have submitted your thesis or if you have questions about publishing or archiving your thesis.

Contact the university´s course and programme adminstration

Published by: Karin Meyer Lundén Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2020-04-15
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)