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Completing Your Studies

After you have earned all the required credits in your degree program and all the academic requirements for completion of your program are properly displayed in the LPIS system and/or on your transcript, please go to the WU online services for students to report the completion of your studies. Please note that processing your graduation documents may take up to four weeks (from the time you report the completion of your studies).

In Case of Problems

Please Note

Please do not request your graduation documents for the Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences until you have successfully passed all courses and exams required for all majors you intend to complete. After reporting the completion of your studies, it will not be possible for you to be readmitted to the program to complete an additional major.

You will be notified by email as soon as your graduation documents (certificate, official notification, diploma supplement, and annexes to the diploma) are available for pick-up in the Study Service Center.

Please bring the following when you report to collect your graduation documents:

  • Your WU student ID or another official photo ID

  • Confirmation that you have completed the UStat 2 form on time spent abroad during your studies (either in digital form or as a print-out). This form must be completed even if you did not spend any time abroad during your degree program. If you need a substitute code for filling out the form, please contact the Examinations Office.

  • Please fill out the WU graduate survey and print the last page of the questionnaire as confirmation that you have completed it. Bring proof of completion of the survey with you when you come to pick up your graduation documents. Alternatively, you can also present a screenshot.

You can also appoint another person to collect your graduation documents for you and submit your registration for a graduation ceremony. You will need to provide this person with a power of attorney.


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Graduation Ceremony

WU offers regularly scheduled graduation ceremonies to help you celebrate the completion of your bachelor’s degree. Participation is voluntary.

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All graduation ceremonies for bachelor’s students are held in a large-scale format, befitting the joyous occasion. Bachelor’s graduation ceremonies are grand, festive events held in the Forum of the LC building (Library & Learning Center).

Music is provided by the WU Symphony Orchestra (aso) and the WU Choir.

After the ceremony, you can treat yourself and your guests to a buffet. You can choose from a selection of food and drinks before the event. Your individual choice of food and drinks will be ready on a pre-reserved cocktail table at the end of the ceremony. For more information on catering your event, click here or look in the folder you will be given when you register for your ceremony.

Click here to view and order photos of the event as keepsakes. All bachelor’s graduation ceremonies are filmed by the WUtv team. The videos are made available for free download one week after the graduation ceremony.

Registration for Bachelor’s Graduation Ceremonies

Registrations for graduation ceremonies are binding and will not be accepted until you have picked up your graduation documents in the Study Service Center.

A fee of € 95 applies if you wish to participate in the bachelor’s graduation ceremony. You’ll have to pay the fee by ATM card when you sign up for the ceremony.

Please Note

Registrations for graduation ceremonies are subject to availability and can only be made for the next scheduled ceremony. Unfortunately, we cannot accept advance registrations.


Here you can find the next scheduled graduation ceremony dates

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