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Completing Your Studies

Aca­demic de­gree

Dip­loma Sup­ple­ment

Gradu­ation ce­re­mony

To cel­eb­rate your suc­cess, you can par­ti­cip­ate in a gradu­ation ce­re­mony for gradu­ates of WU's doc­toral pro­grams. There are two gradu­ation ce­re­mon­ies each year, one in the win­ter and one in the sum­mer semester. You do not have to take part in a gradu­ation ce­re­mony, though - the aca­demic de­gree is already awar­ded on col­lec­tion of the no­ti­fic­a­tion of con­fer­ral of de­gree.

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The gradu­ation ce­re­mony takes place twice a year in Ce­re­mo­nial Hall 1, build­ing LC (Lib­rary&Learn­ing Center). En­joy the ce­re­mony with your friends and fam­ily - all your guests are wel­come!

Music is provided either by the WU choir or the string quar­tett of WU.

Snacks and drinks are offered after the ce­re­mony. Bar tables can be booked in ad­vance of the event. Fur­ther in­form­a­tion is avail­able in the folder that you get on re­gis­tra­tion for the ce­re­mony.

Pho­to­graphs of the event can be viewed and ordered here.

Re­gis­tra­tion for the gradu­ation ce­re­mony

Re­gis­tra­tion for a gradu­ation ce­re­mony is bind­ing and only possible after you have col­lec­ted the gradu­ation doc­u­ments at the Doc­toral Of­fice.

The gradu­ation ce­re­mony costs 80€. The amount can be paid by ATM card in the Study Ser­vice Center / Ex­am­in­a­tions Of­fice (no cash pay­ments ac­cep­ted) or by bank trans­fer. Please note that bank trans­fer forms stamped in your bank’s self-ser­vice area and on­line bank­ing prin­touts can­not be ac­cep­ted as proof of pay­ment.

Im­port­ant notice

Re­gis­tra­tion is possible for the next date only and as long as there are va­can­cies. We are sorry that we can­not make a re­ser­va­tion in ad­vance.


Here you can find the current dates for graduation ceremonies

Gradu­at­ing in Ab­sen­tia

Information about the possibility to graduate in absentia

Gradu­at­ing sub aus­pi­ciis

Pre­requis­ites for gradu­at­ing sub aus­pi­ciis

Ap­plic­a­tions should be ad­dressed to the Rect­or­ate of WU and sub­mit­ted to the Study Ser­vice Center, desk 3, Study Reg­u­la­tions Of­fice.

Im­port­ant notice

After the no­ti­fic­a­tion of con­fer­ral of de­gree has been col­lec­ted, gradu­at­ing sub aus­pi­ciis prae­s­id­entis is no longer possible.

When gradu­at­ing sub aus­pi­ciis, no no­ti­fic­a­tion of con­fer­ral of de­gree is is­sued!