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    Graduation in January

    Under certain circumstances, it is possible to graduate after the first semester, meaning in January. What steps should you take for that and what deadline do you need to keep in mind?

    Applications possible from 1 September 2017

    Starting 1 September 2017 you can apply to graduate in January 2018. You apply for this through the Student Self Service.

    Have a look at the instructions how to apply for this.

    As soon as the faculty approves or rejects your request, you will receive an e-mail about this.

    Attention: First semester graduation at most faculties is only possible for students who only have exams left of first semester courses, the internship and/or the Masters thesis yet to finish. Do check what is applicable to your faculty at the tab 'deadline'.

    How to apply

    To submit your application for graduation in January, you need to take the following steps in the Student SelfService.

    Step 1

    In the Student SelfService click on 'My Academics'.

    The section ‘Graduations’ becomes visible within the tab page ‘My Academics’.

    Step 2

    Click on the link ‘Apply for Graduation’:

    The next page is displayed.

    Steps 3 and 4

    On this page you need to click on the link ‘Apply for Graduation’.

    On the next screen (see below) you can select the term in which you want to graduate.

    After selecting the term, click on ‘continue’.

    Step 5

    You submit your application by clicking on the ‘Submit Application’ button.

    You will receive a notification that the application for graduation was successfully:

    Deadline

    The deadline for submitting your application is available here for each faculty. Also take a good look at the remarks for your faculty.

    ES - Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    The additional faculty regulations to article 132 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations is as following:

    A deliberation at the end of the first examination period of the first examination session can be organised for students in a graduation year who:

    1) Only need to take examinations of first semester courses; and/or
    2) Only need to finish their internship, their bachelor’s and/or master’s thesis.

    The  student,  who  would  like  to  make  use  of  this  possibility, requests  this at  the latest on 1 November via the Student SelfService.

    GF - Medicine and Pharmacy

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    In the programme Master Management en Beleid van de Gezondheidszorg first semester graduation it is only possible when students only need to take examinations of first semester courses and/or finish the master’s thesis. In case the internships have not been completed it is NOT possible to graduate in January.

    IR - Engineering

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 15 November

    Remarks

    Students in a master programme can graduate. The remaining part for which the student is required to pass an exam includes only courses from the first semester and / or the master thesis and / or the internship / professionalization and innovation project. The completion of the remaining part effectively results in a diploma. (more information in the  additional faculty regulations to article 132 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations).
    The student who wishes to use this opportunity must request this via the Student SelfService at latest 15 November.

    LW - Arts and Philosophy

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    A student in his graduation year may request a deliberation at the end of the first exam period of the first session on condition that he only sits an exam on course units from the first semester and/or completes his traineeship in the first semester and/or finalises his Bachelor paper or Master's thesis in the first semester.

    The student must request this via the Student SelfService by 1 November.

    LK - Physical Education and Physiotherapy

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    A student in his graduation year may request a deliberation at the end of the first exam period of the first session on condition that he only sits an exam on course units from the first semester and/or completes his traineeship in the first semester and/or finalises his Master's thesis in the first semester.

    The student must request this via the Student Self Service at latest 1 November.

    PE - Psychology and Educational Sciences

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    no additions

    RC - Law and Criminology

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 November

    Remarks

    Students in a master programme in law or criminological sciences can graduate on the condition that they only need to finalise the Master's thesis in the first semester. 

    Students in an advanced master programma or the postgraduate programme fiscaal recht, on condition that they only sit an exam on course units from the first semester and/or completes the traineeship in the first semester and/or finalise the Master's thesis in the first semester.

    For students in a bachelor programme, bridging programme and preparatory programme and the postgraduate programme fiscaal recht module “Algemene vakken” it is NOT possible to graduate in January.

    WE - Science and Bio-engineering Sciences

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 December

    Remarks

    no additions, in case of questions please contact Reen Tallon via itallon@vub.ac.be

    IDLO - Department for Teacher Education

    Deadline application in the Student Self Service

    At latest 1 December

    Remarks

    no additions