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Graduation and diploma

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Last updated on 17 August 2021

Check my graduation status

When you are in the final phase of the programme, you receive an e-mail from VU Amsterdam, with the subject "Graduating from VU.” From that moment, you can follow your graduation status.

No need to register for your graduation

Students automatically graduate after they completed all requirements of their study programme. An e-mail with important information and the next steps is sent, within two weeks after your last results are registered.

Graduation and diploma

  • Check your details and results.

    Please check the following information before graduation:

    • Check if your results are complete and accurate. If you are missing results or seem incorrect, please send a request for correction to your faculty. 
    • Check if you received the Examination Board’s approval for your extra(curricular) courses, substitute courses or elective(s). If not, please apply for approval.

    Check if your personal details are correct in Studielink (first name(s), family name, date of birth). To ensure your details are correctly stated on your diploma/degree certificate.

  • Graduation date and ceremony

    The graduation date is the date you officially complete your study programme and obtain your diploma. This date is stated on your certificate. Please note that your graduation date is not the same as your graduation ceremony date. 

    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, we are reluctantly cancelling all on-campus graduation ceremonies, due to the corona measures. 

    For more information on graduation dates and ceremonies, please visit your faculty information below. 

  • Graduation postponement

    If you want to postpone your graduation, you can submit a request to the Examination Board. You can apply for a postponement only if you completed your study programme and your last results are registered. We will send an e-mail notification. It is not possible to submit a postponement request before receiving the e-mail.

    Postponements are granted by the Examination Board if:

    • You are registered no longer than the official length of the study programme, plus one year. 
    • Postponement is no more than one year, on top of the study programme’s official length of the study programme. 

    In exceptional cases, the Examination Board may decide otherwise. 

    An example

    A fourth-year Bachelor student requests postponement. The student enrolled in 2016-2017 and completed the programme before the end of the academic year.  The official length of a Bachelor programme is three years. The Examination Board approves the request,  provided that the postponement date is in the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Postponement date = graduation date

    If your request for postponement is granted, a new graduation date is issued. This date is also issued on our diploma/degree certificate.

    For more information on graduation postponement, please visit Regulations for awarding degree certificates.

  • Preparing to leave university

    There are a few things you need to take care of before leaving university. You must arrange this in time because it may cost you a lot of money. 

    Deregistration

    Please make sure you deregister on time. Visit the Deregistration information page if wish to read more. 

    (DUO) student loans,  DUO travel product and (student) insurance

    Cancel all student-related services such as your DUO travel product and (DUO) student funding. These services do not cancel themselves; you need to do this. Also check with your (student) insurance, when taking time off or because you discontinue your studies. 

Information about graduation and diploma per faculty

The graduation process may differ per faculty.

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
  • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

Ceremony and diploma pickup

Are you in a Joint Degree programme? Please refer to the heading “Graduating in a Joint Degree” below. 

  • Coronavirus 
    VU University follows the guidelines of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government. VU University has decided that unfortunately there will be limited activities at the campus. 
  • Obtaining your diploma
    The next diploma ceremonies are scheduled for fall 2021 and the format of the sessions will be filled depending on the guidelines in place at that time. The overview 'dates of graduation ceremonies' lists the dates of the ceremonies.
    Please note! These dates are subject to change. If you indicated in the graduation form that you would like to attend the graduation ceremony, you will receive the exact times of the session no later than two weeks before the graduation ceremony. 
  • Collection your diploma
    Currently, we work with diploma pickup by appointment. If you have indicated on the graduation form that you do not wish to attend the ceremony and would like to pick up your diploma at a pick-up time, you will receive a message about picking up your diploma as soon as it is ready with us. You can then schedule your own appointment. 
  • Graduations continue
    Graduation continues, it is processed daily. You will receive an e-mail of the Education Office as soon as your grade has been processed. You can also check this in Studielink. Once DUO has received this information, you will see a degree ceremony date under ‘My educational background’. 

Graduation Statement

As soon as your grade is processed you can request a graduation statement from the Student Administration on VUweb. You can also download an electronic diploma extract from the DUO diploma registry as soon as DUO has been informed of your graduation date. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic extract from the degree registry is free of charge. 

Information from DUO

Visit DUO for information about the Ministry of Education’s measures concerning the coronavirus and graduation.

Joint Degree programme

Several degree programmes are offered by the science faculties of VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). If you complete a joint degree programme, you receive a diploma from both universities. Your graduation process will be arranged by either VU Amsterdam or UvA. Please check below to see which institution provides your degree. 

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
  • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is important for your deregistration in Studielink. It also has an effect on your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

Ceremony and diploma pickup

  • Coronavirus
    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
  • Collecting your diploma
    You will receive the latest diploma updates from your faculty. If you have any questions, please contact the Education office. 
  • Graduations continue
    Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink. 

Proof of graduation 

As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the  Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

Continuing your studies

After completing a Master's degree in Psychology or Educational Sciences, you can increase your professional field opportunities by continuing your studies and adding value to your future as a professional. During your studies, you can already prepare for this by obtaining various endorsements. Read more

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
  • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

Ceremony and diploma pickup

  • Coronavirus
    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
  • Collecting your diploma
    You will receive the latest diploma updates from your faculty. However, for further questions, please contact the Education office. 
  • Graduations continue
    Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

Proof of graduation

As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

Submit your thesis

To submit a graduation request, you need to upload your approved thesis to the VU Amsterdam thesis database even if it contains confidential information. 

  • Your thesis’s grade will only be visible in your results after the digital copy is added to the database.
  • If a thesis contains confidential information, you can indicate not to publish. This is only possible with your supervisor’s approval. Your thesis will be included in the database, however not accessible for others. 
  • If the thesis is under embargo, it is mandatory to provide an abstract.

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
  • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

Ceremony and diploma pickup

Coronavirus
Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 

Collecting your diploma
You can find current information on the faculty website. You will also receive current information about your diploma from the faculty. If you have any questions, please contact the Education office. 

Graduations continue
Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are in. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you can check this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

Proof of graduation

As soon as your results are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

Submit your thesis

To submit a Master graduation request, you need to upload your approved thesis to the VU Amsterdam thesis database. Adding your thesis is mandatory. 

Confidential thesis policy:

  • All theses must be uploaded - even if it contains confidential information (with the exception of confidential Criminology thesis). 
  • The thesis supervisor will indicate on the assessment form whether the thesis is confidential. 
  • When the upload is checked the settings will be configured to restrict public access to metadata only (including the summary). 

Graduation regulations summer 2021

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date.
  • The graduation date will be the assessment date of your last obtained result.
  • If you can postpone graduation, the Examination Board will set a postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date. This date is therefore stated as the graduation date on the diploma.
  • The graduation date is important for your deregistration in Studielink, the tuition fees and the public transport card.

Graduation ceremony or collecting diploma

  • Coronavirus
    VU Amsterdam follows the advice of the RIVM and the national government. VU Amsterdam has decided that only a limited number of activities can take place on campus for the time being.
  • Issuing of diplomas
    Unfortunately, the faculty has had to decide to cancel all awards and collection times until further notice. It is possible to receive your diploma by registered mail. After you have passed your graduation on to DUO, it will take a few weeks before your physical diploma is ready. If you have indicated that you want to receive your diploma by post, we will then send you a form confirming your address to your personal e-mail address. When it is possible again to organize something (in an adapted form), we will mention this on this web page. Our apologies. You can find current information on the faculty website.
  • Graduation continues
    Graduation continues, this is processed daily. You will receive an email from the Education Administration as soon as your degree has been processed. You can also check this in Studielink. If the graduation date has been passed on, you will see a diploma date under "My previous education".

Proof of graduation

As soon as your degree has been processed, you can request a graduation statement at the Student Desk. You can request the graduation statement on VUnet. It is also possible to download a digital extract of your diploma from the DUO diploma register. The extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. A digital extract from the diploma register is free.

Have you uploaded your thesis?

In order to graduate, your approved bachelor's or master's thesis must be uploaded to VU Amsterdam thesis database. This upload is required.

Confidential theses

  • Even if your thesis is confidential, it must be uploaded (with the exception of confidential Criminology thesis).
  • The supervisor indicates on the assessment form that it concerns a confidential thesis.
  • When the upload is checked, the settings are then adjusted so that the thesis is not visible.

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
  • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product.

Ceremony and diploma pickup

  • Coronavirus
    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
  • Collecting your diploma
    The faculty will keep you  posted on the latest information. However, for further questions, please contact the Education office. 
  • Graduations continue
    Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

Proof of graduation

As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

You graduate automatically when you have completed the training program, you do not have to do anything yourself. You will receive an e-mail within two weeks after the last result has been registered on VUweb.

There are a number of things to keep in mind when graduating:

Check that your results are complete and correct. You can use the table on page 15 of the OER (Bachelor and Master) for this. Are there results missing or are the results incorrect? Send a request for correction to afstuderen@vumc.nl
Check whether your first name (s), surname and date of birth are correctly stated in Studielink. This information will appear on your diploma / certificate.

What is the exam date?

  • The exam date is based on the date of the last result obtained. Every month, with the exception of December, has two graduation dates, usually the last working day of the month and halfway through the month. Sundays and holidays are excluded.
  • If you can postpone graduation, the Examination Board will set a postponement date. The postponement date will be your new exam date. This date is therefore stated as the exam date on the diploma.
  • The exam date is important for your deregistration in Studielink, the tuition fees and the OV card.
  • In the appendix the exam dates for academic year 2020/2021 (this will be a link)
  • For the procedure of the BIG registration we refer to their website https://www.bigregister.nl/

Graduation ceremony and collection: Coronavirus

  • The VU follows the advice of the RIVM and the national government. The VU has therefore decided that only a limited number of activities can take place on campus for the time being.
  • There are currently no graduation ceremonies.
  • It is also possible to download a digital extract of your diploma from the DUO diploma register. The extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. A digital extract from the diploma register is free of charge.
  • If you have any questions, please send an email to afstuderen@vumc.nl 

Graduation date

  • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
  • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
  • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month. Sundays and public holidays not included.
  •  If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
  • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student funding and your DUO travel product. 

Ceremony and diploma pickup

Coronavirus
Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 

GRADUATION CEREMONY
Each year, one bachelor's degree ceremony and one master's degree ceremony are organized. These ceremonies take place in mid-September/October. As soon as the dates are known they will be published here.

Pick-up moments in 2021

The faculty plans to organize pick-up moments again in the seond half of 2021. The dates have not been determined at this time. As soon as they are, they will be published on this page.

Graduates who have indicated that they do not wish to attend a graduation ceremony ánd graduates who graduated before 01.09.2020 and have not yet received their diploma will receive an invitation.

Please note: You can only attend a pick-up moment if you have received an invitation for it. You will receive this invitation as soon as your diploma is ready voor collection.

Ceremonies 2021

The Examination Boards of the Faculty of Religion and Theology intend to organize graduation ceremonies on the campus this autumn. Students who graduated between 01.09.2020 and 31.08.2021 ánd who indicated they want to be present at the ceremony will receive an invitation in mid-September.

Please note: the organisation of the graduation ceremonies is of course dependent on the relevant Covid-19 regulations. In the unlikely event that the ceremony cannot take place, the graduates will be informed as soon as possible.

The planned dates are:
BA Theology (joint): October 7, afternoon*
BA Theology and Religious Studies: October 7, afternoon*
MA all programmes: October 29, afternoon*
*the exact time will be announced in the invitation

If you have any questions, please contact the student affairs department via email: afstuderen.frt@vu.nl.

Graduations continue
Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

Proof of graduation

As soon as your results are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

Graduation regulations summer 2021

  • BETA

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
    • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    Are you in a Joint Degree programme? Please refer to the heading “Graduating in a Joint Degree” below. 

    • Coronavirus 
      VU University follows the guidelines of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government. VU University has decided that unfortunately there will be limited activities at the campus. 
    • Obtaining your diploma
      The next diploma ceremonies are scheduled for fall 2021 and the format of the sessions will be filled depending on the guidelines in place at that time. The overview 'dates of graduation ceremonies' lists the dates of the ceremonies.
      Please note! These dates are subject to change. If you indicated in the graduation form that you would like to attend the graduation ceremony, you will receive the exact times of the session no later than two weeks before the graduation ceremony. 
    • Collection your diploma
      Currently, we work with diploma pickup by appointment. If you have indicated on the graduation form that you do not wish to attend the ceremony and would like to pick up your diploma at a pick-up time, you will receive a message about picking up your diploma as soon as it is ready with us. You can then schedule your own appointment. 
    • Graduations continue
      Graduation continues, it is processed daily. You will receive an e-mail of the Education Office as soon as your grade has been processed. You can also check this in Studielink. Once DUO has received this information, you will see a degree ceremony date under ‘My educational background’. 

    Graduation Statement

    As soon as your grade is processed you can request a graduation statement from the Student Administration on VUweb. You can also download an electronic diploma extract from the DUO diploma registry as soon as DUO has been informed of your graduation date. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic extract from the degree registry is free of charge. 

    Information from DUO

    Visit DUO for information about the Ministry of Education’s measures concerning the coronavirus and graduation.

    Joint Degree programme

    Several degree programmes are offered by the science faculties of VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). If you complete a joint degree programme, you receive a diploma from both universities. Your graduation process will be arranged by either VU Amsterdam or UvA. Please check below to see which institution provides your degree. 

  • FGB

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
    • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is important for your deregistration in Studielink. It also has an effect on your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    • Coronavirus
      Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
    • Collecting your diploma
      You will receive the latest diploma updates from your faculty. If you have any questions, please contact the Education office. 
    • Graduations continue
      Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink. 

    Proof of graduation 

    As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the  Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

    Continuing your studies

    After completing a Master's degree in Psychology or Educational Sciences, you can increase your professional field opportunities by continuing your studies and adding value to your future as a professional. During your studies, you can already prepare for this by obtaining various endorsements. Read more

  • SBE

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
    • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    • Coronavirus
      Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
    • Collecting your diploma
      You will receive the latest diploma updates from your faculty. However, for further questions, please contact the Education office. 
    • Graduations continue
      Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

    Proof of graduation

    As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic diploma extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

    Submit your thesis

    To submit a graduation request, you need to upload your approved thesis to the VU Amsterdam thesis database even if it contains confidential information. 

    • Your thesis’s grade will only be visible in your results after the digital copy is added to the database.
    • If a thesis contains confidential information, you can indicate not to publish. This is only possible with your supervisor’s approval. Your thesis will be included in the database, however not accessible for others. 
    • If the thesis is under embargo, it is mandatory to provide an abstract.
  • FGW

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
    • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product. 

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    Coronavirus
    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 

    Collecting your diploma
    You can find current information on the faculty website. You will also receive current information about your diploma from the faculty. If you have any questions, please contact the Education office. 

    Graduations continue
    Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are in. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you can check this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

    Proof of graduation

    As soon as your results are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

    Submit your thesis

    To submit a Master graduation request, you need to upload your approved thesis to the VU Amsterdam thesis database. Adding your thesis is mandatory. 

    Confidential thesis policy:

    • All theses must be uploaded - even if it contains confidential information (with the exception of confidential Criminology thesis). 
    • The thesis supervisor will indicate on the assessment form whether the thesis is confidential. 
    • When the upload is checked the settings will be configured to restrict public access to metadata only (including the summary). 

    Graduation regulations summer 2021

  • Law

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date.
    • The graduation date will be the assessment date of your last obtained result.
    • If you can postpone graduation, the Examination Board will set a postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date. This date is therefore stated as the graduation date on the diploma.
    • The graduation date is important for your deregistration in Studielink, the tuition fees and the public transport card.

    Graduation ceremony or collecting diploma

    • Coronavirus
      VU Amsterdam follows the advice of the RIVM and the national government. VU Amsterdam has decided that only a limited number of activities can take place on campus for the time being.
    • Issuing of diplomas
      Unfortunately, the faculty has had to decide to cancel all awards and collection times until further notice. It is possible to receive your diploma by registered mail. After you have passed your graduation on to DUO, it will take a few weeks before your physical diploma is ready. If you have indicated that you want to receive your diploma by post, we will then send you a form confirming your address to your personal e-mail address. When it is possible again to organize something (in an adapted form), we will mention this on this web page. Our apologies. You can find current information on the faculty website.
    • Graduation continues
      Graduation continues, this is processed daily. You will receive an email from the Education Administration as soon as your degree has been processed. You can also check this in Studielink. If the graduation date has been passed on, you will see a diploma date under "My previous education".

    Proof of graduation

    As soon as your degree has been processed, you can request a graduation statement at the Student Desk. You can request the graduation statement on VUnet. It is also possible to download a digital extract of your diploma from the DUO diploma register. The extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. A digital extract from the diploma register is free.

    Have you uploaded your thesis?

    In order to graduate, your approved bachelor's or master's thesis must be uploaded to VU Amsterdam thesis database. This upload is required.

    Confidential theses

    • Even if your thesis is confidential, it must be uploaded (with the exception of confidential Criminology thesis).
    • The supervisor indicates on the assessment form that it concerns a confidential thesis.
    • When the upload is checked, the settings are then adjusted so that the thesis is not visible.
  • FSS

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month.  Sundays and public holidays not included.
    • If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student loans/funds and your DUO travel product.

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    • Coronavirus
      Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 
    • Collecting your diploma
      The faculty will keep you  posted on the latest information. However, for further questions, please contact the Education office. 
    • Graduations continue
      Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

    Proof of graduation

    As soon as your grades are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

  • MED

    You graduate automatically when you have completed the training program, you do not have to do anything yourself. You will receive an e-mail within two weeks after the last result has been registered on VUweb.

    There are a number of things to keep in mind when graduating:

    Check that your results are complete and correct. You can use the table on page 15 of the OER (Bachelor and Master) for this. Are there results missing or are the results incorrect? Send a request for correction to afstuderen@vumc.nl
    Check whether your first name (s), surname and date of birth are correctly stated in Studielink. This information will appear on your diploma / certificate.

    What is the exam date?

    • The exam date is based on the date of the last result obtained. Every month, with the exception of December, has two graduation dates, usually the last working day of the month and halfway through the month. Sundays and holidays are excluded.
    • If you can postpone graduation, the Examination Board will set a postponement date. The postponement date will be your new exam date. This date is therefore stated as the exam date on the diploma.
    • The exam date is important for your deregistration in Studielink, the tuition fees and the OV card.
    • In the appendix the exam dates for academic year 2020/2021 (this will be a link)
    • For the procedure of the BIG registration we refer to their website https://www.bigregister.nl/

    Graduation ceremony and collection: Coronavirus

    • The VU follows the advice of the RIVM and the national government. The VU has therefore decided that only a limited number of activities can take place on campus for the time being.
    • There are currently no graduation ceremonies.
    • It is also possible to download a digital extract of your diploma from the DUO diploma register. The extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. A digital extract from the diploma register is free of charge.
    • If you have any questions, please send an email to afstuderen@vumc.nl 
  • FRT

    Graduation date

    • The Examination Board determines the graduation date. 
    • The graduation date is based on the date of your last obtained result. 
    • Each month has two graduation dates. Besides December, this is the 15th and last day of the month. Sundays and public holidays not included.
    •  If you are granted postponement,  the board of examiners decides on a graduation postponement date. The postponement date will become your new graduation date, that is issued on your diploma.
    • Your graduation date is essential for your deregistration in Studielink. It also affects your student funding and your DUO travel product. 

    Ceremony and diploma pickup

    Coronavirus
    Based on the advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government, it is decided that a limited number of activities are permitted on VU Campus. 

    GRADUATION CEREMONY
    Each year, one bachelor's degree ceremony and one master's degree ceremony are organized. These ceremonies take place in mid-September/October. As soon as the dates are known they will be published here.

    Pick-up moments in 2021

    The faculty plans to organize pick-up moments again in the seond half of 2021. The dates have not been determined at this time. As soon as they are, they will be published on this page.

    Graduates who have indicated that they do not wish to attend a graduation ceremony ánd graduates who graduated before 01.09.2020 and have not yet received their diploma will receive an invitation.

    Please note: You can only attend a pick-up moment if you have received an invitation for it. You will receive this invitation as soon as your diploma is ready voor collection.

    Ceremonies 2021

    The Examination Boards of the Faculty of Religion and Theology intend to organize graduation ceremonies on the campus this autumn. Students who graduated between 01.09.2020 and 31.08.2021 ánd who indicated they want to be present at the ceremony will receive an invitation in mid-September.

    Please note: the organisation of the graduation ceremonies is of course dependent on the relevant Covid-19 regulations. In the unlikely event that the ceremony cannot take place, the graduates will be informed as soon as possible.

    The planned dates are:
    BA Theology (joint): October 7, afternoon*
    BA Theology and Religious Studies: October 7, afternoon*
    MA all programmes: October 29, afternoon*
    *the exact time will be announced in the invitation

    If you have any questions, please contact the student affairs department via email: afstuderen.frt@vu.nl.

    Graduations continue
    Graduations continue and are daily processed. You will receive an e-mail from the Education office as soon as your results are registered. You can check your status in Studielink. Once DUO receives your graduation date, you will see this in the ‘My educational background’ section in Studielink.

    Proof of graduation

    As soon as your results are processed, you can request a graduation statement via the Student Desk. Or download an electronic extract of your diploma at  DUO diploma registry. An electronic extract has the same value as a certified copy of your diploma. An electronic diploma extract is free of charge and easy to download.

    Graduation regulations summer 2021

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