Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) art. 7.11 par. 3
EER BSc art. 5.2
1) In accordance with Article 7.10, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education and Research Act, the Bachelor’s final degree audit is considered to be complete when the student has passed all study unit 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 study unit 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.
4) Details relating to the provisions of paragraph 3 are to be specified in the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board.
5) If the student has requested postponement based on the provisions of paragraph 3, then 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 of the WHW, the Master’s examination 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 exam 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 Examination Board adds a supplement to a 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.
4) The details of the provision in paragraph 3 will be included by the Examination Board in the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board.
5) If the student has requested postponement on the basis of paragraph 3, 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 examination.
Requirements and procedure
Normally a student receives his or her degree certificate when he or she passes the last unit of study. A student 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 (check the meeting schedule of the examination boards). In the request the student makes clear the reason(s) for postponement and indicates the duration of postponement. The period of postponement may not pass the term of one (1) year.
A request need to be completed with:
- a detailed Study progress overview
- proof of consent from the degree programme
- if applicable: proof of a traineeship
- if applicable: overview of chosen courses you will take elsewhere
- Receipt request student
- Stop standard procedures for making the certificate at CES (BOZ)
- Check request student
- Approve/reject the request (incl. maximum period of postponement)
- If requested, the student can end the postponement earlier
- Start procedure of making the degree certificate by CES
- Handing over the certificate to the student at the agreed date
Check the meeting schedule of the examination boards for the deadline for submitting your request.