Graduation means you need to take care of quite a few formalities. Read here about the steps you need to take, where you can find the necessary information, plus tips on terminating your student registration.
You have received an email with the message ‘You can graduate’, but you don’t yet want to graduate. Find out here when you may (and may not) request postponement of graduation and the conditions you have to meet to do so. You can also find the necessary online form.
If you wish to graduate you will be expected to take care of a few matters with the administration of your study programme. Each faculty has different rules and procedures for arranging your graduation. You can find more information in this overview.
After successful completion of the programme, all degree students are presented with their diploma either during a graduation ceremony held in the Academy Building or in their own faculties.
It may be necessary to prove the legal status of your diploma. If you would like to continue your studies outside the Netherlands, for instance, you will have to be able to provide a legalised educational document, namely your diploma or certificate, at the place of education abroad. You can have your diploma or certificate legalised by the DUO-IB Group.
All non-degree students receive a transcript mentioning the course names and grades. The transcript is usually sent to the home university.
Extending your stay in the NL: practical information about the 'Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment'
There are a number of matters you need to take care of before leaving the Netherlands. The following checklist provides a useful overview of what to do and where to go before you say goodbye to us.