WU offers regularly scheduled graduation ceremonies to help you celebrate the completion of your master’s degree. Participation is voluntary.
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.
Click here to view and order photos of the event as keepsakes.
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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.
Have you already picked up your graduation documents and now want to register for an academic graduation ceremony?
Please note that the Austrian 3G-rule (fully vaccinated, tested or recovered) is required to enter WU buildings. Please have your 3G-proof ready to present at any time on request.
Registrations for graduation ceremonies are subject to availability and can only be made for the next scheduled ceremony. Unfortunately, we cannot accept advance registrations.
Registration is only possible after picking up your graduation documents and by appointment ONLY!
COVID-19: Please also note the following regulations
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 to 4 per graduate, and that due to the current situation, no additional guests can be accommodated. About 1-2 weeks before your ceremony, you will receive an email with further information about guest registration (contact tracing).
Only fully vaccinated, tested or recovered persons (Austrian 3G-rule) are allowed to enter the ceremony. Please have an appropriate proof (3G-proof) and ID ready when registering (Check-In). Details about the 3G-rule can be found at current security measures.
We ask you to wear a face mask, preferably a FFP2 mask, when entering the building and even on the seats.
Unfortunately, WU cannot offer a catering service.
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.
Subject to chance without notice
DatesPlease find the next scheduled date for your program’s graduation ceremony here.
Graduating in Absentiashow more
You can also graduate in absentia and collect your certificate and rolled diploma without attending a graduation ceremony. To do so, you will need to file a request with the Study Service Center during office hours - by appointment only. The documents will be printed together with the documents for the next scheduled academic graduation ceremony (bachelor’s or master’s) and will then be available for collection. A fee of €30 applies if you wish to graduate in absentia. It has to be paid by ATM card when you come to the Study Service Center to request graduation in absentia.
|Next possible collection date||if requested until|
|from December 13, 2021||11/19/2021|
|from October 04, 2021||09/10/2021|
UPDATE June 18, 2021: Colletion graduation in absentia
Collection of diploma, including the diploma scroll, is by appointment (only possible after previous order until June 18, 2021) only!
To enter the buildings you need a "proof of a low epidemiological risk" (3G-rule). Please have your appropriate 3G-proof ready to present at any time on request. For details on the conditions, the validity tests and information on proof equivalent to a negative test result, go to "Learn safely".