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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:

Dates diploma ceremony

​​​​​Graduating and diploma ceremonies Academic year 2021-2022


Date of last grade


Degree Completion Date

Graduation ceremony





November 2021


30 November 2021

Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 February*

December 2021


24 December 2021





January 2022


31 January 2022

Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 or Thursday 21 April*

February 2022


28 February 2022





March 2022


31 March 2022

Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 or Thursday 23 June*

April 2022


29 April 2022





May 2022


31 May 2022

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 or Thursday 22 September*

June 2022


30 June 2022

July 2022


29 July 2022





August 2022


30 August 2022

Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 October*

September 2022


30 September 2022

Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 November*

October 2022


31 October 2022


*Day of graduation ceremony is depending on specialisation followed. Please consult the following schedule.


Two weeks before the diploma ceremony at the latest, invitations are sent to the students. The ceremonies last approximately 10 minutes, and include a personal speech by the thesis supervisor or the internship supervisor. After the ceremony, you are invited to put your signature on the wall of the 'zweetkamertje'


Academy Building
Rapenburg 67-73
2311 GJ Leiden 

See invitation for the location of your ceremony. 

Academy Building


If you are unable to participate in the diploma ceremony, please inform the Student Services Centre at the least three weeks before the communicated date. In this case, you can collect your diploma from the Student Services Centre starting on the first day after the official diploma ceremony.

Please take note of the correct procedure.

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