The Student Desk at Student Affairs keeps track of your study progress in Osiris. When Osiris indicates that you have completed all the required elements of your degree your dossier is forwarded to the Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners then checks whether you meet all examination requirements. Following the Board's approval your graduation date will be emailed to you on your UU email account. 

Please note! The graduation date is not the day of the graduation ceremony!

The dates for graduation ceremonies of the Faculty of Sciences are:

Dates in 2018 

Master's programme

Thursday September 6, 09.00 - 15.00 Climate Physics
  Experimental Physics
  Theoretical Physics
Wednesday September 12, 10.00 - 16.00 Mathematical Sciences
Monday September 17, 11.00 - 18.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Wednesday October 3, 10.00 - 12.00 CHPH/NASC
Thursday October 18, 15.30 - 17.00 History and Philosophy of Science
Monday October 22, 14.30 - 18.30 Climate Physics
  Experimental Physics
  Theoretical Physics
Wednesday November 21, 11.00 - 18.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Monday December 3, 10.00 - 15.00 Climate Physics
  Experimental Physics
Monday December 10, 10.00 - 14.00 Mathematical Sciences (only when there are enough participants)

Dates in 2019 

Master's programme

Tuesday Januari 8, 10.00 - 15.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Tuesday March 12, 10.00 - 15.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Monday March 25, 10.00 - 14.00 Mathematical Sciences
Thursday March 28, 10.00 - 12.30 CHPH/NASC
Monday May 20, 13.00 - 15.00 History and Philosophy of Science
Thursday June 11, 10.00 - 16.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Wednesday September 11, 10.00 - 16.00 Mathematical Sciences
Thursday October 3, 9.00 - 15.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Friday October 4, 9.00 - 14.30 CHPH/NASC
Monday October 21, 13.00 - 15.00 History and Philosophy of Science
Wednesday November 27, 10.00 - 17.00 Artificial Intelligence
  Business Informatics
  Computing Science
  Game and Media Technology
Thursday December 12, 10.00 - 14.00 Mathematical Sciences

Automatic graduation

The Student Desk checks student dossiers in Osiris on the 15th of every month.

Graduation Date  Terminate Enrolment
31 March 1 April
30 April 1 May
29 May 1 June
30 June 1 July
31 July 1 Aug
31 Aug 1 Sep

Should you wish to graduate in August, make sure your dossier is complete before the 15th of August. You can terminate your enrolment as soon as the Board of Examiners has verified that you meet all requirements. You may expect to be able to terminate your enrolment at Utrecht University per 1 September.

Please note! Graduating automatically does not mean your enrolment will end automatically!

The Grade Point Average (GPA) plays an important part in the admission procedures for Master’s programmes, in obtaining PhD positions or grants and in job applications. Your GPA may be requested during university admission procedures and job applications. The Final GPA of a Master’s degree programme is the ‘Grade Point Average’ of all obligatory exam results within the Master’s programme.

For more information visit these pages.

The requirements for a cum laude graduation can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations (OER) of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences. The most recent versions of these regulations can be downloaded in Dutch, as well as in English.

Please note! Graduating does not mean that your enrolment at Utrecht University will also terminate. You need to personally terminate your enrolment via Studielink.

After you have been informed of your graduation date, you can terminate your enrolment per the first of the following month. You may also be eligible for a tuition fee refund. You are entitled to a refund of 1/12th of the total tuition fees for that academic year for each month you are no longer enrolled. If you graduate in June, July, or August, then there is no need to terminate your enrolment, since termination of enrolment as of 1 July or 1 August will not entitle you to any refund of tuition fees. If you do not terminate, your enrolment will end automatically as of 1 September.

Clear instructions on how to go about terminating your enrolment and details concerning refunds can be found here.

It is your own responsibility to cancel your student grant and travel card from DUO should you graduate or terminate your study for any other reason. If, for instance, you terminate your enrolment as of 1 October, you should stop your student grant and travel card as of 1 October as well with DUO, and you should do so before this date.

Please note! Once you are no longer enrolled as a student, you may no longer qualify for agreements you entered into as a student, such as student housing, a student bank account, or insurance policy.

Unable to find what you were looking for? Check out the general Utrecht University pages on Graduation for more information.