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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.

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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