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Awarding of diploma

Once you complete your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree you will be awarded your diploma during a celebratory graduation ceremony. Some study programmes also have ceremonies for the awarding of first-year (propedeuse) diplomas or other important achievements. The awarding of your diploma is always arranged by your faculty or study programme.

Graduation ceremonies are always arranged by your study programme or faculty. 

Graduation time frame for Linguistics

If you would like to take part in such a ceremony, you need to bear in mind the following deadlines: 

Students: Diploma application form sent to coordinator (preferably earlier) 1 June 1 December
Students: Thesis (=final version)  submitted to supervisor and thesis repository 1 June 1 December
Supervisors: Thesis grade (or, last grade) passed on to administration 15 August 15 January
Graduation ceremony 21 September 2018 8 March 2018

Questions and contact

There are two graduation ceremonies; in February/March and in September/October. If you would like to graduate in another month you can participate in the next ceremony. If you have any other questions, please contact your coordinator of studies or the administration as soon as possible. 

Please bear in mind that the graduation process may take a month (or more, during the holiday period) from the moment all your grades have been registered in uSis until your diploma and transcript of records are ready.

Cum laude and Summa Cum Laude

The diploma and the diploma supplement will contain the cum laude distinction if the following conditions are met:  

  • All courses were completed with a minimum grade of 6.0. 
  • The weighted average of the student is 8.0 or higher. 
  • The grade for the master’s thesis is 8.0 or higher. 

The diploma and diploma supplement will contain the summa cum laude distinction if the following conditions are met: 

  • All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 6.0. 
  • The student must have a weighted average grade of 9.0 or higher. 
  • The master’s thesis was graded 9.0 or higher.
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