ISBN stands for "International Standard Book Number". It is possible to receive an ISBN for a doctoral dissertation.
An ISBN is not required, if the doctoral dissertation contains confidential information.

A doctoral student can request an ISBN by filling in an application form

After verification at the student administration, the faculty library will request for an ISBN.
As soon as the ISBN is known, the faculty library will communicate the number via e-mail to the doctoral student. This procedure can take 1 à 2 days.

The doctoral student informs the printing company to insert the ISBN on the back of the title page and at the backside of his publication.