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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

We are sorry that due to the continuous high number of Covid infections in Vienna and the lack of a provision for the organisation of events in a safe environment, we have to cancel all academic ceremonies for the present. We will offer new dates in autumn (September/October) and will publish them here as soon as possible.


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!