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Rules and recommendations

Graduations are allowed to take place, provided the number of persons present will not exceed 5000 in case of a graduation ceremony taking place entirely outdoor or 2000 in case of an indoor one and, additionally, in case of an indoor graduation ceremony the seating capacity used up will not exceed 75% of the total seating capacity of the venue (or 50% if the total seating capacity exceeds 2000 persons) and all these persons, upon entering the venue, prove having met one of the following conditions:

  • having undergone a PCR test not longer than 7 days prior to the graduation
  • having undergone an antigene test not longer than 72 hours prior to the graduation,
  • having survived a COVID-19 infection not longer than 180 days prior to the graduation
  • having got vaccinated, provided the last dose (i.e., in case of a two-dose vaccination scheme, the second one, in case of a single-dose vaccination scheme, the first one) has been administered at least 14 days prior to the graduation.

Additionally, all persons present have to let their respirators (at least FFP2/KN95/N95 class, without exhalation valve) put on during the entire ceremony.

Your university will provide you with the specific organisational guidelines regarding your graduation.

If the graduation ceremony gets cancelled, diplomas are generally awarded through the study department.

The same rule applies to matriculations or other academic ceremonies.

For more information on graduations and diplomas, see the faculty's/university's website or contact the study department.

Frequent questions about this topic

Who decides whether there will be a graduation?
How do I find out if the graduation is taking place?
Will I get a diploma if there is no graduation?