The Direction of the Master in Migration Studies will not tolerate plagiarism, copying or active or passive collaboration in this type of dishonest behaviour in papers written by our students.

We consider plagiarism to be the use of someone else's words without referencing the source or including the information in quotation marks or a block quote; using someone else's ideas without referencing the source or copying papers written by other students.


Concrete examples of plagiarism include:

1. Word-for-word copying of portions of another's writing without enclosing the copied passage in quotation marks and acknowledging the source in the appropriate scholarly convention.

2. The use of a particularly unique term or concept without acknowledging the original author or source.

3. The paraphrasing or abbreviated restatement of someone else's ideas without acknowledging that another person's text has been the basis for the paraphrasing.

4. False citation: material should not be attributed to a source from which it has not been obtained.

5. False data: data that has been fabricated or altered in a laboratory or experiment; although not factually plagiarism, this is clearly a form of academic fraud.

6. Unacknowledged multiple authors or collaboration: the contributions of each author or collaborator should be made clear.

7. Double submission: the submission of the same or a very similar paper to two or more publications.

8. Exceptionally self-copying, that is the reusing of your own work, which belongs to previously submitted assignments in the same Master program, may be tolerated for the Final Master Thesis when it does not exceed 25%, yet it must be indicated in a footnote.


When submitting your writings in all the courses of the Master in Migration Studies, you must include this sentence at the beginning: I confirm that the submission is not plagiarized and that I have read and understood the warning notice on the Master in Migration Studies Web.