Q15: Are there any guidelines on the format of the Master's thesis?
Yes, indeed: The Master's Thesis must have at least 20,000 words (excluding bibliography and annex) (PO §21 (9)). In addition, please write your thesis on paper in DIN A4 format (§21 (8)).
As a courtesy to your advisors, please select a common and well readable format (layout) such as (this is only a suggestion, please feel free to contact your first supervisor for clarifying the format and the preferred citation):
Left Margin: 3 cm;
Right Margin: 3 to 5 cm;
Margin Top: cm;
Border Bottom: 2cm;
Footnotes: same page, numbered consecutively;
Line Spacing (text): spacing;
Line Spacing (footnotes): one line;
Font Size (text): 12 point Times New Roman or Arial 11 points; justified, hyphenation;
Font Size (footnotes): 10 point Times New Roman or Arial.