Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) art. 7.10 par. 2
EER BSc art. 5.2
1) In accordance with article 7.10, paragraph 2, the bachelor’s final degree audit is considered to be complete when the student has passed all unit of study exams in the bachelor’s programme.
2) The examination board will issue a degree certificate as proof that the student has satisfied all the requirements of the final degree audit once the institutional administration has confirmed that the procedural requirements for issuing the degree certificate have been met. The examination board will append a supplement to the degree certificate. The date indicated on the degree certificate (i.e. the date of the final degree audit) is the day on which the student completed the final unit of study of his degree programme.
3) A student may submit a written request to the examination board to postpone the final degree audit, and thus to delay the awarding of the degree certificate. The student should indicate the duration of the postponement in his request. The maximum duration of postponement is 12 months.
4) Details relating to the provisions of paragraph 2 are to be specified in the Rules and Guidelines of the examination board.
5) If the student has requested postponement based on the provisions of paragraph 2, the date of the final degree audit will be the date on which the examination board decides that the student has passed the final degree audit subsequent to the postponement.
EER MSc art. 5.2
1) In accordance with article 7.10, paragraph 2, the master’s programme is deemed successfully completed if the exams of the units of study of the master’s programme have been taken successfully.
2) In evidence of the fact that the final degree audit has been completed successfully, the examination board awards a certificate, after the institutional administration has declared that the procedural requirements for delivery have been met. The dated recorded on the certificate, the final exam date, is the date on which the student successfullly complted the last remaining unit of study. The examination board adds a supplement to this certificate.
3) If so desired, the student has the right to submit a substantiated request in writing to the examination board to postpone declaring the examination as ‘successfully completed’ and consequently postpone the presentation of the certificate as well. The student must indicate at least the duration of the postponement he desires in his request. The duration of postponement is limited for a maximum of 12 months.
4) The details of the provision in paragraph 2 will be included by the examination board in the Rules and Guidelines of the examination board.
5) If the student has requested postponement on the basis of paragraph 2, the examination date will be the date following postponement on which the examination board has decided to declare the student to have successfully completed the final degree audit
You can submit a request at the examination board to postpone the final degree audit and the presentation of the certificate. The request must be made in time, that is, before the final presentation of the thesis. In the request you make clear the reason(s) for postponement and indicates the duration of postponement. The period of postponement may not pass the term of 12 months.
The following should be included in your request:
- a motivation letter
- a complete and detailed study progress overview (SVO/SPO) from Osiris
- if applicable: proof of a traineeship
- if applicable: an overview of chosen courses you will take elsewhere