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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. 

Collecting your diploma from the Student Services Centre

As from one day after the graduation ceremony, you can collect your diploma at the desk of the Student Services Centre during opening hours. Please bring your ID.

Authorising someone else to collect your diploma

It is also possible to authorise someone else to collect your diploma. Please fill out the authorisation form and make sure that the person collecting your diploma hands in the following documents at the Student Services Centre:

Graduation ceremony bachelor’s programme

Graduation ceremonies take place twice a year. The next ceremonie planned is on: 

  • Monday 6 March 2023

    Time: Somewhere between 10:00 - 16:00
    (exact time to be announced several weeks before the ceremony)
    Location: Academy Building
    (exact space to be announced several weeks before the ceremony)
     
  • Monday 16 October 2023

    Time: Somewhere between 10:00 - 16:00
    (exact time to be announced several weeks before the ceremony)
    Location: Academy Building
    (exact space to be announced several weeks before the ceremony)

Each graduate will be informed by e-mail about the exact location and time of the ceremony.

The ceremonies are held at the Academy Building. The students are invited as a group but will be addressed individually by the Board of Examiners. After the speeches, the diploma will be handed over.

Family and friends are welcome, however, there is limited space. So the number of  guests is depending on the number of students per ceremony. 

Two weeks before the diploma ceremony at the latest, invitations are sent to the students. 

See also arranging graduation

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