After successfully completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme a diploma is awarded, in some cases during an official ceremony. A diploma consists of a degree certificate, a list of marks and a diploma supplement.
Applying for a final examination
In order to graduate from a Bachelor programme, students apply for the final examination at the examination administration after completing the entire programme. The examination administration checks the student’s registration and determines whether the programme has indeed been completed. If there are any questions or problems, the student is contacted, as well as the examining board if necessary.
Depending on the degree programme chosen by the student, the Bachelor’s diploma is awarded either during a festive ceremony (graduation) or at the desk of the examination administration. For many Master’s degree programmes the course concludes with an oral defence of the thesis. In these cases the diploma is generally awarded after the student has successfully defended the thesis. There are also programmes with a festive plenary presentation of the Master’s diploma.
The examination administration records the examination date and the judgement in Osiris. The student administration ensures that the examination details are communicated to the Information Management Group (IB–groep).