After completion of the MSc programme you will receive your diploma. However, graduation requires some planning, starting at least two months before the desired graduation date! First of all, it is your own responsibility to check that all grades (of courses, internships) are registered in uSis, and to undertake action if a grade seems to be missing. Send an e-mail to the study coordinator, stating that your masterplan is final and that you are ready to graduate.
The formal certification date, the date printed on the diploma, is the last working day of the month in which a student completes the last study component of the MSc programme (usually colloquium or Thesis Talk). After the certification of the diploma the formal graduation ceremony can be scheduled on the next available graduation date (usually every 3rd Tuesday of the month, with the exception of July and October). In the graduation calendar the potential graduation dates are listed.
Important notices for graduations in the summer of 2018:
Students should contact the Graduate School Office BEFORE July 1st if they expect to finalise their last study component in July or August and wish to have their graduation ceremony in August or September. If you fail to do so, the graduation ceremony can only take place in November.
For administrative reasons, the last day to process grades in August is Thursday 30 August (NOT Friday 31 August). As a consequence, the date of your last study activity (colloquium, Thesis Talk, exam) cannot be 31 August if you want to graduate in August.
In the summer, fewer colloquia and Thesis Talks are held. Make sure you complete the attendance requirement in time!