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Cultural and Social Anthropology (MSc)

Follow the steps below to request a degree certificate.

Also be sure to read the general rules that apply to the request of degree certificates.
General UvA rules for requesting a diploma certificate 

Step 1: How do you start the graduation procedure?

Students who are enrolled in the course Writing Ethnography will receive an e-mail from the programme administration. In this e-mail they will be informed about the diploma application, the graduation ceremonies and they will be asked to fill in the graduation form.
You should send in the graduation form six weeks before the intended graduation date at the latest.
The diploma application will be finalized once all your grades, including the grade for the thesis, are registered in SIS.

Graduation form Master CSA English 

Step 2: Don’t want to graduate yet?

If you do not want to graduate even though you qualify for graduation and have completed all courses and your thesis, you will have to inform the programme administration within 6 weeks after the application. Otherwise the registrar will assume you want to graduate and will finalize the diploma application as soon as you have 60 (Master) ECTS worth of coursework in SIS.

Step 3: When will you receive your degree certificate?

Processing your diploma application takes approximately six weeks. You will receive your diploma during the first possible graduation ceremony, or you may pick it up after that date. Please contact the programme administration of your programme if you have any questions about this:

Programme administration Master CSA:
Contact: Joanne van Altena

Studenten met laptop
Photo: Fred van Diem

Step 4: What else do I need to do and/or know?

  • Send in the graded version of your thesis in a pdf document to the programme administration via 
    ​The thesis should be delivered in one PDF-file. On the first page of the document please mention the following:
    • title of the thesis
    • your name & student number
    • names of the supervisor, and first and second readers 
    • the Master’s programme you are enrolled in 
    • your private e-mail address
    • the date
  • If you do not wish your thesis to be published in the online thesis database of the University Library, please mention this in the accompanying e-mail.
  • If, at the end of the academic year, you have not yet finished your thesis or if it is unsure whether your examination date will be in the current academic year (31 August at the latest), please register yourself again in Studielink for your studies before 1 September! If you don’t, your grade cannot be booked and your diploma cannot be processed. If you are not certain if you will finish in time, please reregister just to be sure. Needless to say; you will have to pay extra tuition fees if you have to register for another (part of the) academic year - unless you finished before 31 August after all (in which case you will be refunded).
  • Once you received a grade for your thesis, and an e-mail from SIS concerning deregistration, you can deregister in Studielink. You automatically stop paying tuition fees then (and possibly get a refund). Between 1 June and 31 August, you do not have to actively deregister, since your enrollment ends automatically at the end of the academic year (31 August) and there is no tuition fee refund for this period.