Tips & Tricks

Saving Money

Often people think that sustainability and a limited budget do not go together. As a sustainable publishing company with a wide  range of clients, GreenThesis proves that this does not have to be the case. To make a sustainable PhD thesis possible for everyone, we make a distinction between ‘Premium’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Deluxe Vegan’ PhD theses (Sustainable, Extra Sustainable and Vegan). Yet this is not the only way to save money on printing your sustainable thesis. How else? You can read that below.

Saving money

For your PhD Thesis

Smaller edition & digital version

The easiest way to cut costs is to have fewer booklets printed. Of course, it is true for GreenThesis that printing more booklets means a higher turnover. But however you put it, this is not something we advise from a sustainability point of view. How many books by fellow PhD students do you have on your bookshelves that you never look at again? That, of course, is a shame. That is why we advise you to opt for a smaller edition. You can then supplement this with a digital version. For this you can host your sustainable dissertation on the GreenThesis website for free for one year. To make it even more fun, we offer the option to have QR cards printed with a QR code or link to your thesis. This way you immediately have a nice invitation!

Department budget

Most departments have a budget for printing your thesis. But did you know that many professors with a heart for sustainability are also open to increasing this budget if you have your thesis printed sustainably? It’s worth a question at the very least!

Doing the layout yourself

We believe that sustainable design and printing should become the new standard. That is why we do everything we can to make this possible for you. For example, we offer you a free Word template for the layout of your thesis. This way you can easily create a sleek and minimalist layout yourself without having to spend capital. If you still need help, we will provide it at a reasonable rate.

Using your PhD budget for our cover design workshop

For creative enthusiasts, there is the possibility to do a one-on-one cover design workshop. During this workshop we will help you design a cover that has your own signature. And the fun thing: most universities allow this ‘course’ to be funded from your PhD budget!

External funding for sustainable design & printing

When it comes to sustainably designing and printing your PhD thesis, the university or department isn’t the only source of possible funding. There are additional possible sources, such as the Heart Foundation. Just google and you shall find.