Completion of Studies
Are you almost ready to complete your studies? Congratulations! Before you are awarded your degree certificate and certificate of graduation, there are a few administrative procedures and deadlines you will need to keep in mind. We have summarised all the information you will need here.
Have you completed all required courses?
To determine whether you have met all requirements for completion of studies, please note the following:
All achievements required in the curriculum must be allocated to the degree programme in Curriculum Support and appear as positively completed (should you not be able to allocate them yourself, contact the responsible administrative personnel.
E-mail a list of your free elective courses to gewi.anerkennung(at)uni-graz.at. The administrative personnel at the dean's office then assigns them to your programme in Curriculum Support.
- A positive evaluation of your final thesis is available or is in progress.
Bachelor programme without final examination before a commitee:
If these requirements are met, please send an e-mail to the Dean's Office with your registration number and request that the certificate be issued.
Bachelor and Master programme with final examination before a commitee:
Please contact us at least three to four weeks before the date of your final examination before a committee via e-mail to the Dean's Office with your registration number to schedule your Curriculum Support evaluation.
How do I submit my thesis?
How do I register for the final examination before a committee?
Once you have successfully completed all examinations and courses stipulated in the curriculum and your final thesis has received a positive grade, you can register for the final degree examination before a committee.
*Please refer to your curriculum to find out whether your bachelor's degree programme is completed with a final examination before a committee!
The examining committee is comprised of the following persons for the bachelor’s or master’s examination:
Chairperson: The chairperson is determined by the department (if the first and second examiners have completed their habilitation, the chairperson does not have to have completed their habilitation)
First examiner: The first examiner is the supervisor of the master’s thesis (and must have completed their habilitation unless an exemption has been granted in advance by the (vice) dean of studies when announcing the thesis subject)
Second examiner: The second examiner is chosen by you based on one of the other examination subjects (and must have completed habilitation)
Please contact the department/centre of your supervisor regarding the examination room. You will need to fill out this form in full and e-mail it to gewi.anerkennung(at)uni-graz.at at least two weeks before the planned examination date.
The expert report on the master's thesis must be submitted to the dean's office at least 14 days before your examination date. No expert reports are required for bachelor's theses, however, the supervisor must have entered the grade in UNIGRAZonline. You also need to submit your examination registration to the dean’s office 14 days before the scheduled examination date.
Pay attention to the deadlines!
Between submission of the thesis and the exam: at least 4 weeks
The time period between the submission of a thesis and the final degree examination and/or completion of studies must be no less than four weeks.
Between expert report and examination: at least 2 weeks
If the degree programme is completed with a final degree examination, this examination can be taken two weeks at the earliest after the expert report of the supervisor has been submitted to the dean's office.
Between Curriculum Support evaluation and examination: at least 3 weeks
Please e-mail us at least three to four weeks before the planned examination date to schedule your Curriculum Support evaluation.
Between registration for the final examination and examination date: at least 2 weeks
You must complete the registration for the final examination at least two weeks before the planned examination date
Degree certificate and certificate of graduation
The degree certificate will be digitally signed by the (vice) dean of studies responsible and sent to you by e-mail (exclusively to your university e-mail address). Processing time: two to three weeks. You will then receive your certificate of graduation in the Academic Affairs Office or for Joint Master Programmes in the International Relations Office. At the Academic Affairs Office you can also register for the academic graduation ceremony.