The graduation date (last working day of the month) is determined by the moment the student gets the grade for his/her last course in the programme. This date is mentioned as such in the diploma. The ceremony in which graduates receive their diploma usually takes place at a later moment. For 2016-2017 the Board of Examiners has scheduled two moments for the diploma ceremony or commencement.
Have you nearly completed your Master and is graduation on your mind? Fill in your graduation form no later than on the last working day of the month preceding the date of the exam.
Uploading your thesis to the student repository is part of the graduation procedure. Please note that you will have to upload the thesis yourself.
Information on continuing your studies, ending your enrolment, restitution of tuition fees, study grants ( studiefinanciering ) and the public transport pass ( ov jaarkaart ).
Once you have graduated, if you then cancel your registration, you can have part of your tuition fee reimbursed: for every month of the academic year that you are not registered as a student, you will receive a refund for one-twelfth of your tuition fee.
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.
Extending your stay in the NL: practical information about the 'Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment'
Before leaving the Netherlands, remember that there are some arrangements you need to make. The following list is a helpful guide as to what should be done before you leave Leiden.