Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) art. 7.10 par. 2


General section MSc. EER Faculty of Science and Technology Article 5.2

  1. In accordance with Article 7.10, paragraph 2 of the WHW, the master’s final examination is deemed successfully completed if the exams of the units of study of the master’s degree programme have been taken successfully.
  2. In evidence of the fact that the final examination 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 of a successfully-completed final examination. In the present case, the date recorded on the certificate, i.e. the graduation date, is the date on which the student successfully completed the examination of the last remaining unit of study.
  3. If so desired, the student has the right to submit a substantiated request in writing to the examination board to delay declaring the final examination as successfully completed and consequently the presentation of the certificate. In this request the student must at least indicate the desired duration of the delay.
  4. The details of the provision in paragraph 3 will be included by the examination board in the rules of the examination board.
  5. In case the student requests for a delay on the basis of paragraph 3, the graduation date will be the date following the delay on which the examination board has decided to declare the student to have successfully completed the final examination.




Normally a student receives the degree certificate when he or she passes the last unit of programme. A student can submit a request at the MEX to delay the declaration that the final examination has been successfully completed and consequently present the certificate. The request must be made in time, that is before the final colloquium (check the meeting schedule of the examination board). In this request the student must indicate the reason(s) and desired duration of the delay. The period of the delay may not pass the term of one (1) year.

A request need to be completed with:

  • a detailed study progress overview 
  • an advise from the study advisor

Check the meeting schedule of the MEX for the deadline for submitting your request.

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