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Theses at ZF

Would you like to write a thesis that is not only based on theory, but also takes practical aspects into account? Then why not write your thesis with us?

Your Thesis at ZF

The end of your studies is in sight and the only thing left to do is write your final thesis? We would like to take this last step together with you - with a thesis at ZF.

Your degree is the basis for your career. We offer you the opportunity to gain practical insights into the professional world during your thesis and lay the foundation for your career.

By being integrated into the specialist department, you will gain detailed insights into everyday working life and will be allowed to drive your own project forward. You will never be alone during the entire writing process, because good supervision is important to us. You will be supported in your project by the specialist department, which will be there to answer any questions you may have. Within the department, you will be assigned a direct supervisor who is responsible for working with you.

Your Advantages

The final thesis rounds off your studies and can be fun under the right conditions. A thesis at ZF offers you the best conditions for a successful graduation through numerous advantages:


Throughout your time with us, you will receive a very attractive salary.

Linking theory and practice

We offer you the opportunity to write a thesis with practical relevance on exciting topics that will benefit you and the department.

Individual support

You will be individually trained and integrated into your department. Your department will support you personally throughout the entire writing process and provide you with a direct supervisor. Many of our supervisors have many years of experience in supervising theses and maintain contacts with universities.


You can determine the duration of your thesis yourself, depending on the university. With us, anything between 3 and 6 months is possible. We also offer you the possibility to work from your home office.

Practical insights

During your time with us, we offer you a wide range of insights into the everyday working life of an international world market leader. In a modern working environment, you will have the opportunity to get to know the functional area in practice.


Durch dein Team hast du die Gelegenheit erste wertvolle Kontakte aufzubauen, welche für deinen Berufseinstieg sehr nützlich sind.

Carola Geis

"As part of my final thesis at ZF, I was allowed to manage my own project, which was excellently supervised by my specialist department."

Jakob Scheike

"My thesis at ZF was a very exciting experience which I enjoyed a lot. Afterwards, my results were implemented in the operating department."

Stefania Olteanu

"During my thesis, I not only gained a lot of knowledge but also grew as a person."

Topic Selection

The choice of topic is a very important decision and the basis for the success of your thesis. Take enough time and choose a topic that interests you personally.

ZF offers you thesis topics in many different fields, both technical and economic.

You can find a detailed overview of the topics advertised, with the option of filtering according to specific criteria, here.


  • Good academic achievements
  • Initiative
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in a team
  • High motivation

Describe Your Time at ZF in Three Words

Your Application

Applications are made exclusively online via the topics we advertise. Applications should be submitted at least three months in advance. Simply create an account at ZF Jobs and submit your application conveniently via our online system. If you have any questions regarding our application system, we recommend our FAQ. If you can't find a suitable position at the moment, please register in our talent network and activate our job agent to be informed about new vacancies.

We are looking forward to your application and wish you good luck!

Ready for your first career step? Then write your thesis with us.