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Bachelor’s degree and graduation

What do you need to do to graduate and apply for your degree?

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Register for bachelor ceremony

Bachelor’s degree

Once you have passed all the required courses in your bachelor's program and successfully completed your bachelor's thesis, the Student Administration will automatically conclude your bachelor's degree. You will receive an exam notification at your University e-mail address after the completion of your bachelor's degree. Please note that the e-mail may end up in your spam box. 

The exam notification you receive contains more information about obtaining your bachelor's degree. So please read the e-mail carefully. 

Read more about graduation ceremonies for Bachelor students

How do i apply to get the diploma?

Application for bachelor degree ceremony

If you have registered for the graduation ceremony, you will receive your diploma during the ceremony. The organization of the graduation ceremony lies with the secretariat of the EST team/ departmental secretariats. You will receive an e-mail with more information from the faculty a few weeks before the graduation ceremony. The faculties determine the dates for the ceremony, the program, and the sending of the invitations. For more information about the ceremony, please contact the secretariat Education Support Team.

De-registration bachelor degree ceremony

you choose to opt out of the graduation ceremony, you can pick up your diploma from the Student Desk 10 days after the ceremony. If no date for the ceremony is known, please keep an eye on the website with ceremony dates. 

You will receive an e-mail from the Student Administration after the ceremony with more information about picking up your diploma. If you are unable to pick up your diploma, you can authorize someone to do so. 

Frequently asked questions about your bachelor's degree

I want to change my name or e-mail address to register for the graduation ceremony. What should i do?

If the call sign is incorrect, you can change your call sign yourself via Studielink.

If the private e-mail address different from the e-mail address you have in use, this must be changed via Studielink. In Studielink this e-mail address can be found under, Contact details: private email address.

Can I authorize someone if I cannot pick up my diploma?

If you are unable to pick up the diploma in person you can also authorize someone to pick up the diploma for you.

When am I eligible for a judicium?

While monitoring your study progress, the Student Administration will check to see if you have earned a judicium. Should you qualify for a judicium, it will automatically be listed on your grade list.

You can find more information about when you are eligible for a judicium on the Judicium webpage.

How long will my university email be active?

After you de-register and you are not enrolled in another program, you will still be able to access your university e-mail 30 calendar days after you deregister. After 30 calendar days, you can no longer access your university email and your account will be deleted. It is not possible to renew your account. 

So be sure to remove important documents from your e-mail in a timely manner.

I did not sign in or out for the graduation ceremony, what should I do?

You did not submit a request in Osiris to sign in or out for the graduation ceremony. You can pick up your diploma at the Student Desk 10 days after the ceremony. 

You will receive an email from the Student Administration after the award ceremony with more information about picking up your diploma. 

If you would like to participate in the next graduation ceremony, please check here for more information.  

If you have a valid reason to still receive your diploma earlier, please e-mail

If you need your diploma quickly for a job application or application for an advanced program, you can request a digital excerpt from the diploma register from DUO in the meantime. This has the same value as the diploma.

Name registered in BRP

The name registered in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) is the name listed on your diploma. Even if you changed your call sign in Studielink.

Enrollment terminated or maintained after graduation

When did you graduate?

The date you pass your last required course is the date of graduation. If you subsequently wish to terminate your enrollment at Tilburg University, for more information on De-registering at the university.

Graduating in July or August

The above does not apply if you complete your bachelor's degree in July or August. Your enrollment ends by default on August 31. You will automatically receive information about your possible re-subscription via the e-mail address you passed on via Studielink.

Diploma ceremony on or after September 1

You do not need to be enrolled in Studielink for the graduation ceremony. So if you do not want to continue your enrollment at Tilburg University after graduation and you have passed all your courses before September 1, you do not have to re-enroll in the new academic year. Even if the graduation ceremony does not take place until September or October.