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Graduation - Available at University of Iceland

The University of Iceland graduates students three times a year; in February, June and October. The next graduation ceremony will be on 15 June 2024

The graduation ceremony will be held in two stages and is open to both graduates and their guests. 

  • The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m for candidates graduating from undergraduate and graduate studies from the School of Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and the School of Humanities.
  • The second one begins at 1.30 p.m. for candidates graduating from undergraduate and graduate studies from the School of Education and School of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Candidates are kindly asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes before each ceremony. Each candidate is welcome to bring two guests.

By taking part in the graduating ceremony graduates commit to stay until the ceremony is over.

Graduates will receive a letter with further information closer to the date.

Letter for the first ceremony

Letter for the second ceremony

A list with the names of candidates and seat numbers will be distributed on graduation day and candidates will receive their certificates according to their seat number.

University staff will be on-site and assist if needed.

Degree Certificates and Diploma Supplements

According to the rules of the University, the Diploma Supplement is issued in a widely spoken European language, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation.

Students graduateing with a undergraduate- and graduate studies receive their Degree Certificate and the Diploma Supplement at graduation. The Diploma Supplement provides a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content, and status of the study programme completed. The Diploma Supplement also contains a transcript of records. The Degree Certificate is issued in Icelandic with a certified translation into English, but the Diploma Supplement is issued in Icelandic and English.  Students completeing a diploma get their certificates at their Faculty office.

The candidates who cannot attend the ceremony can collect their certificates  at the Faculty office, after the ceremony

Candidates are advised to preserve their Degree Certificates well! Each degree certificate is only issued in a single copy, signed by the respective head of faculty. The degree certificate is never, under any circumstances re-issued.  It is the responsibility of the candidate to safeguard the certificate.

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