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The information on these pages does not replace the examination regulations.


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Final certificate

After having finished your studies and passed your Master examination, please direct a request for your certificate to the Bachelor-Master-Office.
Passing the Master examination

Your Master examination is passed as soon as you 

  • have passed the Master's Thesis and the Master's Thesis seminar,

  • have earned 120 credit points (CP), subject to the conditions that:

  • min. 48 CP stem from lecture courses (graduate courses including foundation courses)
  • 23, 16, 9 CP stem from three different areas A to F
  • min. 12 CP stem from graduate seminars
  • max. 24 CP stem from practical training courses or a secondary subject,
  • up to 6 of these CP may alternatively stem from other Master's programs in Bonn.
Request for issue of the final certificate

As soon as your Master examination is passed, in particular as soon as all relevant grades have been issued, please request your certificate using the respective form (stating the rules of the examination regulations that apply for you). Please fill in all the modules that you wish to use towards your Master degree, i.e. which will be used to calculate your final grade.

Please select modules until all requirements for the degree are met and 120 CP have been reached or exceeded for the first time.

Final grade

Your final grade will be the mean value of the grades that contribute to your Master's degree, weighted with the credit points (CP). All modules count with their full number of CP, we do not cut off at 120 CP. The final grade is truncated after the first decimal place, without rounding. Please note that intermediate grades calculated by BASIS may be incorrect.

Supplementary modules

You may specify supplementary modules that will appear on your certificate but will not be used to calculate your final grade. This makes sense if you earned more than the required modules.

Request and issue

Please turn in the filled form at the Bachelor-Master-Office. Should you need assistance filling out the form, please use our office hours for study organisation. Normally it takes four to six weeks until the certificate is ready to be collected. Then we will notify you by e-mail, and you or an authorised person can pick it up. Due to safety concerns, we only send certificates by mail for good reasons and within the European Union.

End of the Master studies ("Exmatriculation")

Your Master studies at Bonn University are finished when

  • you have successfully completed all examinations which are necessary for your degree (see above), including the Master's Thesis Seminar, and

  • you have handed in your (successful) Master's Thesis.

After that you may ask for your exmatriculation at the "Studierendensekretariat".

Please note: You do not have to be enrolled while you are only waiting for grades to be obtained. The date of your graduation is the date of your last exam or of the submission of your Master's thesis.

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