Procedure and ceremony dates

When you have finished all parts of your Master’s programme:

  1. Check the deadlines for graduation.
  2. Fill out the PDF iconGraduation application form
  3. Get the form signed by your programme coordinator.
  4. Invite an supervisor, examiner or teacher to address you during the ceremony (a laudatio).
  5. Hand in the graduation application form at the Master’s Administration Office (this can also be done by email). *
  6. The Board of Examiners will determine whether the composition of the student’s study programme complies with the programme described in the EER.

* Master's students that follow the Epidemiology programme hand in their graduation form at the Epidemiology administrative office.

Application for graduation ceremony
At least four weeks prior to the graduation ceremony (see Graduation dates below), you should hand in the graduation application form at the Master’s Administration Office. You will only be assigned to a ceremony session if you arranged a speaker to address you during the session (laudatory speech).

Date of graduation
The date of graduation is the last working day of the month in which the Board of Examiners has made the decision that you have passed the exam. You can only graduate if your application is completed (all grades are in OSIRIS), and your application form for graduation is handed in at the Master’s Administration Office.
Please note: From 1 September 2019 onwards, you need to hand in your grades and graduation application form at the Master’s Administration Office at the 15th of the month at the latest in order to be able to graduate that month. Each month you delay your graduation request, will cost you tuition fee.
For July/August 2019, see below for the deadline to hand in your grades and graduation form at the Master's Administration Office: 

Date of graduationDeadline
31 July 201924 July 2019
31 August 201923 August 2019
30 September 201915 September 2019
31 October 201915 October 2019
etc.15th of the month


After graduation
After graduation you have to actively terminate your enrolment at Utrecht University. More information can be found on the website of the UU.

Dates graduation ceremonies
The graduation ceremony takes place in the Academiegebouw of Utrecht University. Each ceremony has a limited capacity. Please make sure you hand in your Graduation Application Form well before the application deadline.

Date of graduation CeremonyDeadline application graduation
28 August 2019
10:00 - 19:00 h
12 July 2019
9 September 2019
10:00 - 19:00 h
12 July 2019
17 October 2019
10:00 - 19:00 h
30 August 2019
11 November 2019
10:00 - 19:00 h
10 October 2019
19 December 2019
10:00 - 19:00 h
18 November 2019
11 February 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
10 January 2020
7 April 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
5 March 2020
9 June 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
8 May 2020
26 August 2020
10:00 - 18:00 h
10 July 2020
28 September 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
17 August 2020
20 October 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
18 September 2020
10 November 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
9 October 2020
15 December 2020
10:00 - 18:30 h
13 November 2020