Congratulations graduate!

You have -almost- succesfully completed your Master’s exam and are graduating. Of course this calls for a festive graduation ceremony.

What do you have to consider?

When graduating you have to keep a few things in mind:

Automatic graduation means that the Board of Examiners of your programme will determine when you will graduate.

Uploading your Master's thesis is one of the requirements for graduation.

If you wish to terminate your enrolment after you graduate to be eligible for a refund of some of the tuition fees, you have to do so yourself. This is not done automatically and it is not compulsory! You can chose not to terminate your enrolment and stay enrolled for the rest of the academic year. In which case your enrolment will automatically end as of 1 September and you do not get any tuition fees refunded.

Please note! Tuition fees for the months July and August are never refunded, so you do not have to terminate your enrolment as of these months (graduation date in June until August).

If you receive a student grant and/or travel card from DUO, you are only eligible for these as long as you are enrolled. Once your enrolment ends, you have to cancel these yourself with DUO. Read more on how and when to cancel your student grant and/or travel card.

If you are a non-EU/EEA student and hold a residence permit for study purposes, your residence permit is only valid as long as you are enrolled as a student at Utrecht University. Read more about the validity of your residence permit.