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Graduation procedure Erasmus School of Economics

In accordance with the advice of the RIVM on the Corona virus all physical defenses for the coming period are unfortunately cancelled.

We still want to make sure that you can graduate your master’s degree, therefore we would like to offer two options for your defense:

  1. Postpone your physical defense

If you choose this option, your defense will be postponed until further notice and is limited within the regular graduation dates mentioned on our website.

This means that your postponement date will be your graduation date.

Please keep in mind that when you postpone your defense it will also mean that you have to extend your enrollment with the EUR and therefore have additional costs.

  1. Online defense

If you choose this option, you will have to contact your supervisor to set a date for your online defense.

Your supervisor will inform you about which online tools are available and what is expected of you during the defense.

Please let us know as soon as possible which option you choose by sending an email to

These are very uncertain times and we are doing everything we can to make sure that the process of graduating will be as easy as possible for everyone involved.

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 2 or 3 working days.
Your thesis defence will last approximately one hour.

As soon as the result of your defence has been received by the Student Progress & Diploma team, your diploma will be made and you will be notified via your student email addres

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
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
04 September 202021 August 202031 July 2020
07 September 202024 August 202003 August 2020
10 September 202027 August 202006 August 2020
15 September 202001 September 202011 August 2020
17 September 202003 September 202013 August 2020
22 September 202008 September 202018 August 2020
23 September 202009 September 202019 August 2020
24 September 202010 September 202020 August 2020
25 September 202011 September 202021 August 2020
29 September 202015 September 202025 August 2020
08 October 202024 September 202003 September 2020
13 October 202029 September 202008 September 2020
22 October 202008 October 202017 September 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. There is room for 15 guests.
  • 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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