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Conflict Resolution and Governance and Political Science

Please read below which steps you have to take in order to graduate and receive your diploma. Also be sure to read the general rules that apply to the request of degree certificates.

Graduation step by step:

The registrar will apply for your diploma in SiS as soon as you have completed 30 credits of your master programme, after which you have 6 weeks to make an official objection or appeal, should you wish to postpone your graduation.

  • First of all: hand in your thesis both digitally (in pdf format) and in hard copy to your supervisor and second reader.
  • Your supervisor and second reader will grade your thesis and hand in the grade to the registrar’s office. The grade will then be registered in SiS. Your supervisor will give you feedback on your thesis.
  • For the purpose of archiving and online publication, also hand in the final draft of your thesis to the registrar’s office (digitally-in pdf format).
  • Without notice from you that you wish to postpone graduation and on completion of the programme i.e all grades (total 60 credits) have been registered in SiS, the registrar will finalise the diploma application and notify you. The registrar will also let you know when you can terminate your enrolment at the UvA. Between 1 June and 31 August, however, your enrolment will be terminated automatically at the end of the academic year i.e. 31 August.
  • The registrar's office will inform you about the graduation dates. Graduation ceremonies take place once a year, around autumn. You do not need to be enrolled at the UvA for the ceremony. If you prefer, however, you can collect your diploma at the registrar’s office. Alternative dates or additional graduation ceremonies are not possible.

What else do I need to do and/or know?

  • Please read and follow the instructions on this website (see A-Z) to see what else you have to do (for example handing in your student ID-card). If you cannot find the information you need, please contact the Student Service Desk. 
  • 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 re-enrol in Studielink for your study programme before 1 September! If you don’t, your grade cannot be registered and your diploma application cannot be processed. If you are not certain that you will finish in time, please re-enrol just to be sure. Needless to say; you will have to pay extra tuition fees for the additional months that you are enrolled.
  • Once you have received a grade for your thesis, and an e-mail from the Registrar’s Office concerning the termination of enrolment, you can terminate your enrolment in Studielink. You then automatically stop paying tuition fees (and possibly qualify for a refund). You do not need to terminate your enrolment between 1 June and 31 August, as this ends automatically at the end of the academic year (31 August) and there is no tuition fee refund in this period.



  • Registrar’s Office Political Science and Conflict Resolution and Governance


Tel: +31 20 525 3777


  • Student Service Desk

Tel: +31 20 525 1401


  • Education Desk GSSS


Tel: +31 20 525 3777