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Graduation Computational Science

In order to graduate it is important that at least all core courses (24 EC) and constrained choice courses (30 EC) have been completed. Your final study programme, including elective courses (24 EC), must have been approved by the Examinations Board. The Examinations Board should also have given permission to start with the Master Thesis.

Detailed information about the Master Thesis Project  (and relevant forms) can be found here:

  • Getting your diploma

    Application Master's Certificate

    When all grades of all study components (including the research project) are registered in SIS, students can apply for their diploma (Master's certificate) by filling in the form on the following website: https://datanose.nl/#graduation

    The following issues are important:

    • Make sure the Examinations Board has approved your curriculum by means of the SPA (Study Plan Application). More info on the SPA can be found here (under the heading Before Starting with your Master Thesis)
    • The report of the Master Thesis has to be uploaded in our database (see Archiving your Master Thesis).
    • Diploma applications should be done no less than three weeks before the actual degree ceremony. However, if you want to participate in the graduation ceremony you have to apply for your certificate before the 31st of August (see Graduation date).
    • Please note that you must be enrolled in the Master's programme on the date of requesting the diploma. This date will be the official date on your diploma.

    In case you need a confirmation graduation letter you can visit the DUO website (mijndiplomas.nl) to download a certificate. This is an official document published by DUO.

    When you have finished your graduation research project (and have uploaded it to the Database) we would like to ask you to provide us with feedback on the process of your master thesis project. Please take a few minutes to fill in the evaluation form* below and let us know what when right and/or wrong during your master thesis project. Your feedback allows us to make improvements.

    *This form will be implemented in Datanose on short notice

  • Archiving your Master Thesis

    Archiving your Master Thesis (the report of your Master Thesis Project - Computational Science, and your Literature Study) is an essential part of the preparation for your graduation.

    Your Thesis and Literature Study have to be uploaded before you can request your diploma.

    Submitting your Master Thesis

    Go to the website (via the link mentiond below):

    Thesis Submit Wizard

    1. Log in with your UvA-netID
    2. Fill in your name, discipline and the e-mail address of the UvA-supervisor (being the person who assesses the Thesis and is responsible for the final mark). This approval can only be given by a member of the scientific staff of the UvA.
    3. Upload one file (PDF or Word-document) containing the complete thesis.
    4. The system will generate an e-mail to the supervisor with a link which will enable the supervisor to look at and check the thesis.
    5. The supervisor confirms that this is the right thesis (this means that these are the contents for which the student has obtained a final mark of at least a 6), and that the thesis may be submitted to the files. This check replaces the signature on the hard copy of the thesis.
    6. In addition the supervisor indicates whether the thesis may be disclosed to the public.
    7. The supervisor has to send the final mark for the research project (dated and signed) to the Education Service Centre, being the same procedure as for the result of an examination.
    8. After the supervisor has followed this procedure an e-mail will be generated to the Education Service Centre, so they will be informed that the application of the certificate may be completed.
    9. In case there is no reaction from the supervisor the student's application for a certificate will not be completed, and no certificate will be issued.

    The system also generates an e-mail to the library, where the thesis will be filed in the archive.
    If there are no objections from the supervisor and the student against publication the thesis will subsequently be disclosed.

    When a student objects to publication on the internet he/she, apart from uploading the thesis, can send stating his/her objection an e-mail to the Education Service Centre. Please add your name, student number and reason for obection to publication. Subsequently the project will not be published online, however archiving your thesis in the UvA database is mandatory (required by law).

  • Graduation Date

    Students who have successfully passed the final examination will be awarded a Master of Science degree. The degree awarded will be noted on the certificate. An appendix to the certificate, signed by the Chairperson of the Examination Board and stating the components of the final examination, the study load and the assessment will be issued.

    The ceremony for the master programme Computational Science will take place on Thursday, October 14th at 19:30 in room C0.110 (Science park). We are very happy to be able to host a graduation ceremony on campus and look forward to welcoming our graduates on campus again! Graduates who have indicated on their diploma request that they want to participate in the graduation ceremony will be formally invited by the Education Desk to the ceremony. This invitation will also contain more information about the graduation ceremony itself.

    If you need the diploma you can download a certified digital extract from the diploma register on the DUO website mijndiplomas.nl  (you need a DigiD to do so). This is official proof that you have obtained your degree. If this is not a possibility for you, you can request a graduation statement from the Education Desk:  servicedesk-esc-science@uva.nl.

  • Cum laude

    Students who have successfully passed the final examination will be awarded the Master of Science degree. The degree awarded will be stated on the certificate. An appendix to the certificate, signed by the Chairperson of the Examination Board and stating the components of the final examination, the study load and the assessment will be issued.

    The designation of ‘cum laude’ (with distinction) is added to your diploma in recognition of exceptional performance. Such an allocation by the Examinations Board is based on rules stated in the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board.

    Do you qualify for a cum laude designation on your diploma?

    In order to find out whether you have shown exceptional competence as a student you need to consult the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board. Here you will find the conditions for the designation of ‘cum laude’, such conditions may be: no component is marked with less than a seven (7), the result for the Master’s thesis is at least an eight (8), the weighted average of all Master’s programme components, excluding the Master’s thesis, is at least an eight (8). These conditions vary per study programme.

    Article 5.2

    Please take a look at article 5.2 of the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board in order to find out what the specific conditions and exemptions for your study programme are.

    Please note that this text is only an indication, the specific conditions and exemptions are stipulated in article 5.2 of the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board