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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 your transcript, please go to the WU web services 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).

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. 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 the proof of completion of the survey with you when you come to pick up your graduation documents.

  • A hardbound copy of your master’s thesis. This copy will be submitted to the WU University Library by the Examinations Office. Please note the information on submitting your master’s thesis on this page.

  • If required, the completed application for an embargo on your master’s thesis.


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.


Academic Degree

Diploma Supplement


Graduation Ceremony

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

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All graduation ceremonies for master’s students are held twice a year in Ceremonial Hall 1 in the LC building (Library & Learning Center).Each individual program has a ceremony for its own graduates, to help keep the proceedings personal and intimate. You are very welcome to bring your friends, family, and guests to the ceremony.

Music is provided by the WU Choir or the WU String Quartet.

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 from Library Cafe & Catering, 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.


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 € 80 applies if you wish to participate in the academic 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.


Please find the next scheduled date for your program’s graduation ceremony here.

Graduating in Absentia

Information on graduating in absentia