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Graduation and requesting a degree certificate

Faculty of Humanities

At the Faculty of Humanities it is required that you request your degree certificate in order to be able to graduate.

When should you request a degree certificate?

You can request your degree certificate from the month in which you completed your last examination, or if you are in the final stage of completing your Bachelor's thesis or final project. Even when your final grade is still unknown or not registered in SIS yet, it is possible to apply for the degree certificate.

Please note:

  • If you meet the requirements in July or August, you should apply for your degree certificate before 1 July;
  • To proceed your request a minimum of four weeks is needed between the date of examination and your graduation ceremony.
  • If you have submitted a request for your degree certificate, you can always decide to cancel the application. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the Education Desk.


If you have already submitted your request but foresee that you will not be able to graduate before 1 September after all, please contact the Education Desk. Also bear in mind that you will have to re-enrol in your programme via Studielink by no later than 30 August.

  • How do you request a degree certificate?

    You can apply for your degree certificate via the link below.

    The Education Desk will receive your application. If you have questions, please contact the Education Desk.


    • As teaching staff are on leave in the summer, it is crucial to make arrangements with your thesis supervisor for the completion of your coursework before 1 July.
    • If you plan to enrol in a Master's programme, you must have completed your Bachelor's examination before 1 September. If you enrol in a Master's programme at the Graduate School of Humanities, please contact the Admissions Office via as soon as your graduation date has been registered.
    • If you are doing a modified curriculum, you need prior approval from the Examinations Board. For further information and to submit a request, refer to the link to the Examinations Boards below.
  • Graduation ceremony

    Graduating is an impressive accomplishment. To celebrate this with your family, friends and fellow students, your programme will organise an official graduation ceremony.
    For more information, see Graduation ceremonies.

Information about termination of enrolment

For information about the procedures for terminating enrolment and tuition fee refunds, see the UvA page on Termination of enrolment.

Frequently asked questions

To view the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQ.