Requesting your Bachelor's Diploma / Graduation IBP

If you are nearing the completion of the Bachelor's programme in Psychology, you will need to submit a request form for the bachelor’s diploma. The submission of the request form instigates a final review to check that you have met all of the requirements. Your bachelor’s degree is complete once you have passed the last unit of study and it is registered in uSis. 

Graduates, Marekerk Leiden

Graduates, Marekerk Leiden

The bachelor’s diploma is dated on the last working day of the month in which the last unit of study was assessed. The graduation ceremony is held two times a year.

Date of last grade

 Degree Completion Date

IBP Graduation Ceremony


January 2017 or before

January, 31, 2017 or before (last workday of that month)

Thursday, March, 16, 2017


July 2017 or before

July, 31, 2017 or before (last workday of that month)

 To be announced

1. Request bachelor diploma

To graduate you must submit a formal request. Submit the Request Form for Bachelor's Diploma to the Student Services Centre no later than two weeks before your planned graduation date. To make sure your courses and grades are listed correctly on the diploma and diploma supplement, follow the instruction in the Academic Requirements in uSis.

2. Verification of results

The Student Services Centre records your results in the study administration system. You can graduate if you have:

  1. completed the compulsory courses;
  2. earned 180 ECTS credits;
  3. have met the requirements concerning enrolment and fee payment.

3. Graduation

A check will be carried out on the last working day of the month in which you wish to graduate to see whether you have met all the requirements. 

  1. If you have met all of the requirements, then the last working day of that month is your graduation date.
  2. If you have not met all of the requirements, the graduation date (and thus the date listed on the diploma) moves to the subsequent month.

4. Graduation ceremony

You can complete your degree in any month. However, graduation ceremonies are held two times each year. Once all requirements have been met and your graduation date has been recorded in uSis you will receive notice that you can apply for a "Completion of Degree" statement and an official transcript via the Student Services Office.

About two weeks before the official graduation ceremony, you will receive an invitation specifying the exact time and place. The next IBP Graduation ceremony will be March 16th, 2017 

Collecting your degree certificate
If you cannot attend the official graduation ceremony, please contact the Student Services Centre as soon as possible. You will be able to collect your degree certificate as of one day after the official graduation ceremony. Note: Do not forget to bring a valid form of ID when you come to collect your degree certificate.
Student Services Centre

5. Stopping your Enrolment as a Bachelor Student

Your enrolment at the University does not cease automatically. You have to request this through Studielink. For more information about de-registering see I’m going to graduate. What do I need to arrange?  on the University’s Graduation 

6. Diploma legalisation by DUO in Groningen

If you are going to work or study outside the Netherlands, you will usually need a legalised educational document. See the DUO procedure

Questions about the Bachelor diploma?

Ms. Drs. M.C.W. Hamel

Graduates, Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

Graduates, Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

Last Modified: 06-03-2017