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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:

Bachelor's Diploma / Graduation IBP

If you are approaching the completion of the Bachelor's programme in Psychology, you will need to submit a request form for the bachelor’s diploma. The submission of the request form instigates a final review to check that you have met all of the requirements. Your bachelor’s degree is complete once you have passed the last unit of study and it is registered in uSis. 

Graduation ceremony

You can complete your degree in any month. However, graduation ceremonies are held two times each year. Once all requirements have been met and your graduation date has been recorded in uSis you will receive notice that you can apply for a "Completion of Degree" statement and an official transcript via the Student Services Centre.


Date of last grade

 Degree Completion Date

IBP Graduation Ceremony


January 2019 or before

31 January 2019 or before

Thursday March 14, 2019

July 2019 or berfore

31 July 2019 or before
(last workday of that month)

Wednesday August 28, 2019


About two weeks before the official graduation ceremony, you will receive an invitation specifying the exact time and place.

Collecting your degree certificate

If you cannot attend the official graduation ceremony, please contact the Student Services Centre as soon as possible. You will be able to collect your degree certificate as of one day after the official graduation ceremony. Please take note of the correct procedure.

Questions about the Bachelor diploma?

Please contact the Student Services Centre.

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