Students from Maastricht University graduate automatically. You do not have to submit a request to graduate. As soon as you have obtained the required ECTS and have satisfied any other examination requirements you will automatically receive a message from your faculty that you will graduate.
Please note: automatic graduation is not the same as automatic deregistration.
Arrange your deregistration on time
Automatic graduation does not mean that you are automatically deregistered from Maastricht University as well. If you are terminating your studies you'll have to organise a number of things on time.
- Submit a deregistration request to Studielink
- Discontinue your student finance and the student travel card
- See whether you will be reimbursed any excess tuition fees
Please note. If you are still registered after obtaining your diploma, this is considered a registration for a second study programme. Therefore, if you do not de-register on time via Studielink, you will be charged the high institutional tuition fee as of the 1st of the following month, so please make sure you arrange your deregistration on time.
For example: If you graduate on 30 May and do not de-register via Studielink, you will pay the high tuition fee as of 1 June.
Graduating in June, July or August
If you graduate in June, July or August then you do not need to deregister. You will be automatically deregistered by Maastricht University with effect from 1 September. During these months you can still make use of the facilities of Maastricht University. This exception is made because in the months July and August you no longer have the right to be reimbursed any tuition fees that you have already paid.
During the month of August, you cannot submit a deregistration request in Studielink that goes into effect from 1 September. By choosing the option <No enrolment extension> you can still indicate that you are terminating your studies or have graduated. By doing this, you inform Maastricht University that you want to end your registration at the end of the academic year on 31 August.
- Go to Studielink
- Click on the To Do action
- Select the option
- Confirm your choice
Postponing automatic graduation
In highly exceptional cases you can submit a 'request to postpone graduation’ to the examination committee of your programme. They will assess your request.
Please ensure that you submit this request on time. In other words: before you submit your last assignment or complete your last test. For questions about postponing your graduation, please contact the examination board of the programme.
If you graduate from Maastricht University you will receive an internationally recognised Diploma Supplement (DS). The DS is an independent assessment about the nature, level, context, content and status of your programme.
DUO will also include your diploma in an online diploma register. In the diploma register you can quickly and easily check your diploma details and download a digital copy of your diploma details.
Start your career at UM Career Services
As a graduate you can still use the services of UM Career Services for six months. You can contact them for career advice, a job application training, and workshops in the area personal development. You will also gain access to a well filled vacancy database.