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Certification and graduation - PSY

Certification and graduation - PSY

Certification and graduation - PSY

You may apply for graduation when you have passed all courses and theses. Please read all information on this website carefully, before you start the online application for requesting your degree certificate.

First-year diploma

You do not have to request your first-year diploma. Once you have completed all the necessary courses, the diploma will be made for you.

Graduation ceremony

Every year a festive graduation ceremony will take place. Students who have completed their first-year programme between March and August will receive an invitation by the end of September.

Annotations (judicia)

You do not have to apply for an academic distinction yourself. This is calculated for every student. You can find the rules concerning annotations for the propaedeutic (first-year) diploma in the Teachting and Examination Regulations (TER) for the propaedeutic year.

Bachelor's degree certificate

After registration in SIS of all obligatory courses of your bachelor programme, students who wish to graduate must fill in the online graduation form.

Graduation date

The graduation date is the last work day of the month in which the final credit with which you have met all requirements for graduation is registered in SIS. This date will appear on your diploma. 

Deadline application bachelor diploma

If you request your graduation before the last Friday of the month, your diploma will be ready approx. two months later. During your request you can indicate if you would like to attend the graduation ceremony of if you would like to pick up your diploma at the Education Desk Psychology. In the latter case you will receive a message when your diploma is ready. Please make sure you can ID yourself.

Graduation ceremony

Every year a festive graduation ceremony will take place. Students who have indicated on their Graduation Form that they wish to attend, will receive an invitation by the end of September.

Annotations (Judicia)

You do not have to apply for an academic distinction yourself. This is calculated for every student. More information on annotations (judicia) can be found here.

Confirmation of graduation letter

When your request for graduation has been processed and approved you will receive a confirmation of graduation letter via e-mail.

Master's degree certificate

After registration in SIS of all obligatory courses of your master programme, students who wish to graduate must fill in the online graduation form.

Graduation date

The graduation date is the last work day of the month in which the final credit with which you have met all requirements for graduation is registered in SIS. This date will appear on your diploma. 

Deadline application master diploma.

f you request your graduation before the last Friday of the month, your diploma could be ready at the end of the next month.

Graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony could be individual or collectively. This differs per track.

After students fill in the online Graduation Form, they must contact the secretariat of their programme group to schedule their graduation ceremony.

The month in which the graduation ceremony takes place does not influence the graduation date on your diploma. At the ceremony you will receive your diploma and one of your supervisors will make a speech. You do not have to present or defend your work at the ceremony.

If you prefer to pick up your diploma and not have a ceremony, please contact the secretariat of your programme group to make an appointment.

Annotations (Judicia)

You do not have to apply for an academic distinction yourself. This is calculated for every student. More information on annotations (judicia) can be found here.

Confirmation of graduation letter

When your request for graduation has been processed and approved you will receive a confirmation of graduation letter via e-mail.

Research Master's degree certificate

  • When can you request your graduation?
    1.  You can make your exam request once you have met all requirements for the programme, i.e. when all results are on your transcript.  It is not possible to request your graduation before that time. If you are planning to make the graduation request, you are advised to check all your results first to see if all your results are correctly processed. If not, you need to undertake action immediately. 
    2. Furthermore, you have to be registered as a student at UvA for the Research Master's programme in Psychology at the time of the exam request and at the time of your graduation date. 
  • What do you have to do to get the Thesis grade awarded?
    • Send your Thesis report as a Word-document to the secretary of the programming group. The secretary will send the document to: afstuderen-psychologie@fmg.uva.nl for a routine plagiarism check.
    • Mail the filled out research projects grading form about your thesis to the secretary of the programme group as well.
    • Your supervisor will need to hand in the signed grading form at the secretary of the programme group  This can be only be done after the thesis presentation.
  • Graduation ceremony

    The graduation ceremony will take place at least six weeks after the graduation date. Ceremonies are held each month except for July, August and December. The month in which the graduation ceremony takes place does not influence the graduation date on your diploma. The graduation ceremony is individual, it takes about 15 minutes. At the ceremony you will receive your diploma and one of your supervisors will make a speech. You do not have to present or defend your work at the ceremony.

  • Graduation Statement

    If your graduation request is officially accepted, you can ask for a statement to proof that you have graduated and that your diploma will be awarded within due time. You can use this statement e.g. for job applications, as long as you have not received your degree certificate. 

  • After your graduation

    Students and staff of our Master’s programme are very interested to hear what kind of jobs our alumni have found after the graduation, if you could give us any updates about your career moves (at researchmaster-psychology@uva.nl ), it would be much appreciated.

    If you are not already a member, we would like to invite you to the Research Master Psychology LinkedIn page! 

    After graduating international students can stay in the Netherlands to find a job.

Termination of enrolment

You must be enrolled at UvA up to and including the certification date (examination date). If you have requested your degree certificate, you can submit a request for termination of enrolment in Studielink with effect from the first day of the month following the certification date. The enrolment termination date that you submit must not precede the certification date. Enter the reason for termination of enrolment in Studielink: diploma received. You will continue to pay tuition fees until your request for a degree certificate has been approved. If applicable, you will receive a refund of any excess tuition fees you have paid.