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Completing Your Studies and Graduation Ceremony

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 90€. If you would like to participate, please let us know via e-mail to

Important notice

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

  • All relevant measures will be taken pursuant to current COVID-19 regulations.

  • Seats will be set up at a minimum distance and we ask you and your guests not to rearrange or move any seats.

  • Please note that the number of guests (and seat tickets) is limited (probably to 12 guests,updated information will be available 3 weeks before the ceremony) and that due to the current situation, no additional guests can be accommodated.

  • We ask for your help by ensuring that you and your guests keep a minimum distance from other attendees.

  • We would also like to remind you that COVID-19 regulations are subject to change at any time due to short-term amendments in the legal requirements, which may result in changes with regard to the ceremony a cancellation of the ceremony.


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!