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Graduation

The Thesis Defence

The thesis defence is almost the last part of your master before you can receive your diploma. It will be organized separately from the Graduation Ceremony. You can reserve a room for your defence in the Snellius building via Abdel El Boujadayni.
The date for the defence can be scheduled in cooperation with your thesis supervisors. Unless otherwise stated, your defence is partially public. Family and friends are welcome.

Graduation

The formal graduation date is the last day of the month in which you have met all the requirements of the MSc in Computer Science program. This date is recorded in your transcripts and also on your diploma. This date coincides with the date on which you have passed the last required component of your approved program of study.

Graduation Procedure

Students, who are close to graduation, must apply for the Master's Graduation 5 weeks before the graduation date. Send an e-mail to Riet Derogee, Programme Co-ordinator. If you are planning to graduate in August or September, you should apply for your Master's Graduation before 1 July.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Contact Riet Derogee (Program Co-ordinator) who will verify that you will soon meet the requirements of your approved program of study. If it turns out that you don't receive your last grade in time, you have to contact Riet.
  • Check in uSis:
    • if your name is spelled correctly
    • if all the courses and grades are in your course history as well as in your academic requirements. If this is not the case, please take care that all the courses and grades are in the course history.

More information about uSis

  • Hand in an electronic version of your Master Thesis (including cover page, which is available at the Documents page) and send it by e-mail to Riet Derogee

Unless you explicitly don't want to take part in, Riet Derogee will put your name on the list for the next possible Graduation Ceremony. Between the Ceremony date and receiving your last grade is a period of at least 3 weeks because of administrative reasons.

Master's Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony takes place four times a year (for dates see below) in the Academic Building, Rapenburg 70. In this ceremony you will receive the MSc in Master Computer Science diploma from the Board of Examiners. Friends and family are welcome to witness this formal and festive occasion.

Dates for the Master's Graduation Ceremony in Master Computer Science

  • Friday 7 July 2017
  • Friday 29 September 2017
  • Friday 8 December 2017
  • Friday 2 March 2018
  • Friday 29 June 2018
  • Friday 28 September 2018

 The Graduation Ceremony starts at 15.30hrs. On 29 September 2017 and 28 September 2018 the ceremony will take place between 13.00-17.00hrs.

Summa Cum laude Classification and Cum laude Classification

The following conditions needs to be met to receive a diploma ‘cum laude’:
• the weighted average for all components is 8.0 or higher;
• all components have been completed with a minimum grade of 7.0;
• the student has taken part in no more than 2 resits; and
• the grade for the master thesis research project is 8.0 or higher; and
• the final examination was completed within three years.

The following conditions needs to be met to receive a diploma ‘summa cum laude’ :
• the weighted average for all components is 9.0 or higher;
• all components have been completed with a minimum grade of 8.0;
• the student has taken part in no more than 2 resits; and
• the grade for the master thesis research project is  9.0 or higher; and
• the final examination was completed within two years.

A more precise description can be found on Article 4.12, of the OER Master.

Termination of registration

As soon as you have completed your masters (received your final grade), you should terminate your registration for Computer Science at Leiden University, via Studielink. It is important to take care of deregistration as soon as you discontinue your studies.

 More information about administrative procedures.

 

Last edited on 07 Mar 2017 at 12:20