Completing Your Studies
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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).
As soon as your graduation documents (certificate, official notification, diploma supplement, and annexes to the diploma) are ready for pickup, you will be informed by e-mail and can book an appointment to pick up the documents at the Study Service Center. Please note the information about making an appointment.
Please bring the following when you report to collect your graduation documents:
WU student ID or an official photo ID
Please fill out the WU graduate survey and make a screenshot 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.
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.
You can authorize someone else to pick up your graduation documents for you. This person has to present the following documents:
Completed power of attorney
A copy of your WU student ID or photo ID
A copy of the authorized person’s own photo ID
All required documents (see above)
After completing a master’s program, you will be awarded the academic degree Master of Science (WU), abbreviated as MSc (WU).
Graduates of the Business Law program are awarded the academic degree Master of Laws (WU), abbreviated as LL.M. (WU).
It is not compulsory to indicate your academic degree in your communications, but if you do, we recommend you add “(WU)” to your academic degree.
The successful completion of a master’s program is a prerequisite for admission to a doctoral or PhD program. You can find more information on the academic programs available at WU here.
The Diploma Supplement* is a bilingual document (German and English) issued to all WU graduates at graduation in addition to their degree certificate. The Diploma Supplement is issued automatically and free of charge.
The Diploma Supplement facilitates academic and professional recognition of European degrees, thus increasing the transparency of qualifications, and it provides information about the duration and contents of the degree program and about the academic and professional skills acquired by the graduate. In a globalized society and economy, the Diploma Supplement provides an internationally comparable description of the degree program, and encourages mobility, access to education, and life-long learning.
The Diploma Supplement is not a substitute for the original qualification, for a transcript, or for a CV, and it does not guarantee recognition of a degree.
For more information on the Diploma Supplement, please visit the following page: Information from the European Commission on the Diploma Supplement
*has been available to all graduates since 2006.
Download Diploma Supplement (sample)
In the event of loss or theft of your graduation documents (notification of conferral of an academic degree, graduation certificate, diploma supplement), the Examinations Office will issue duplicates of these items free of charge.
Please complete the application for a duplicate and submit it to the Examinations Office by email, together with an official police report of loss or theft.
Please note that the report of loss must have been issued either by the municipal authorities or the police. Duplicates can only be issued for documents specifically named in the report.
It can take up to four weeks for the replacement documents to be issued. You will be notified by email when your documents are available for pick-up. You can pick up the documents during opening hours - by appointment - at the Study Service Center.
Duplicates of graduation documents are issued only in the event of loss or theft. Should you need additional copies for application procedures, official agencies, public institutions, etc., please contact the Examinations Office for information on obtaining certified copies.
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