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Rules and recommendations

Graduations are allowed to take place.

For graduations held in spaces with a capacity under 3000 persons applies: All persons present must, 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 with a negative result
  • having undergone a RAT (rapid antigene) test not longer than 72 hours prior to the graduation with a negative result, 
  • having undergone an on-the-spot test using a self-test kit with a negative result
  • having undergone a RAT on-line under surveilllance of a medical professional not longer than 24 hours prior to the graduation with a negative result, provided the healthcare provider issues a proof that the test has taken place
  • 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.

For graduations held in spaces with a capacity of more than 3000 persons, the remaining capacity can be used up as well, but only provided that at least 50% of the spectators exceeding the 3000 person limit have either been fully vaccinated or have met the condition of having survived a Covid-19 infection in the past. The other 50% may prove absence of infection using other ways to do so.

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?