Graduation ceremony

After successful completion of the programme, all degree students are presented with their diploma either during a graduation ceremony held in the Academy Building or in their own faculties.

Defending your thesis

For some degree programmes, a student has to defend his or her thesis during the official graduation ceremony. For all degree students at Leiden University this is the highlight of their academic career.

Tradition: Signing the wall

After the graduation ceremony, students may put their signature on the walls of the “Zweetkamertje” in the Academy Building.

Last Modified: 19-02-2010