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Graduation - Available at University of Iceland

Graduation ceremonies are held two times each year, in February and June. Students completing their degree studies in September can nevertheless obtain their degree certificates in October. 

Under normal circumstances, the ceremony would have taken place as usual on Saturday 20 February in the University Cinema, but due to the restrictions on gatherings things will be a bit different this year. Instead of a traditional graduation ceremony, candidates are invited to collect their degree certificate from the University Cinema that day. Afterwards, they have the opportunity to have a photograph taken of them with the certificate.

The presentation of degree certificates will be organised by school, with the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences first up 10 am to 11 am, the School of Humanities 11 am to 12 pm, the School of Health Sciences and
the School of Education 12 pm to 1 pm and finally the School of Social Sciences 1 pm to 2 pm. Candidates have already received further information and instructions by email.

Further information for collecting the degree certificate can be found in a letter sent to the candidates.

Infection control measures will be in place at all times and candidates are encouraged to wear facemasks when they enter the University Cinema. Masks and hand sanitiser will also be available on site for those who want. We also encourage candidates to respect the 2 metre rule inside the building and avoid gathering in groups outside.

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 receive their Degree Certificate and the Diploma Supplement at graduation. The Diploma Supplement provides a standardised description of 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. If the student is not present at the graduation ceremony, she or he can collect the graduation papers during office hours at their Faculty, 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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