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Graduation procedure Erasmus School of Economics

After your supervisor and co-reader have approved your master’s thesis via the Thesis Workflow, an e-mail will be sent to your student e-mail address from the Thesis Workflow.

You may only request graduation once you have processed all your results in Osiris and received the approval from the Thesis Workflow.

You then log in to OSIRIS student, go the tab 'Cases', click on 'My cases'. Then at the top right click on 'Start a new case'. Before you complete the registration form, check with your supervisors when you can defend your thesis. After consulting your supervisors, complete the registration form for the master’s examinations.

An approval or rejection will be sent to your student email address within 1 or 2 working days.
In the approval, you can plan a date for your defence via 'Online Arrangements'. Only do this after consulting your supervisors about their availability on the same day and at the same time. It is not allowed to reserve more than one timeslot.
(Please note that the time may change).

Your thesis defence will last approximately one hour.

Erasmus School of Economics graduation dates

For both the student and supervisor it is good to realize that there are generally five weeks between the moment the student hands in the final version of the thesis and the actual defence."

Applications must be received by us at *least 2weeks before the date of graduation to be requested (*this applies from February 2020)- on the appropriate form.

Date of graduation

Deadline for applying
the Master exam

Deadline to hand
in your thesis
14 February 202031 January 202010 January 2020
27 February 202013 February 202023 January 2020
17 March 202003 March 202011 February 2020
09 April 202026 March 202005 March 2020
16 April 202002 April 202012 March 2020
30 April 202016 April 201026 March 2020
11 May 202027 April 202006 April 2020
19 May 202006 May 202015 April 2020
28 May 202014 May 202023 April 2020
11 June 202028 May 202007 May 2020
23 June 202009 June 202019 May 2020
25 June 202011 June 202021 May 2020
14 July 202030 June 202009 June 2020
16 July 202002 July 202011 June 2020
17 July 202003 July 202012 June 2020
23 July 202009 July 202018 June 2020
28 July 202014 July 202023 June 2020
04 August 202021 July 202030 June 2020
06 August 202023 July 202002 July 2020
11 August 202028 July 202007 July 2020
13 August 202030 July 202009 July 2020
14 August 202031 July 202010 July 2020
18 August 202004 August 202014 July 2020
20 August 202006 August 202016 July 2020
25 August 202011 August 202021 July 2020
26 August 202012 August 202022 July 2020
27 August 202013 August 202023 July 2020
28 August 202014 August 202024 July 2020
31 August 202017 August 202027 July 2020

Graduation day Erasmus School of Economics 

To ensure everything goes smoothly on your graduation day and during the graduation ceremony (during which you receive diploma), we have compiled a check list. This protocol applies to students taking Master’s examinations.

  • The graduation ceremony will be held in the examination rooms in the Erasmus building (A).
  • On your graduation day, you should report to room AB-11 a quarter of an hour before the start of the examination session.
  • If the session is open to the public, your guests may attend.
  • For the first fifteen minutes of the session (approximately), you will have the opportunity to explain your research, methodology and conclusions, as formulated in your thesis; after which the thesis committee will put questions to you.
  • Subsequently, the committee will leave the examination room, to discuss your final mark, and you and your guests will remain there to await their return.
  • Once a decision has been made about your final mark, you and your guests will be invited to attend the graduation ceremony.
  • At the ceremony, the committee will hand you your diploma, corresponding list of marks and supplement.
  • Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for people to offer you their congratulations in the hall.

There are various restaurants in the university complex where you can continue your celebrations. However, it is advisable to enquire about these possibilities in advance and to make a reservation in good time. To consider the various possibilities, please refer to

On behalf of the Study Progress and Diploma Administration Team, we would like to wish you an enjoyable and memorable day!


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