Participation in the Graduation Ceremony

We kindly invite all RWTH Aachen graduates from the summer semester of 2017 and the winter semester of 2017/18 to the 2018 Graduation Celebration on September 8, 2018.

Participation Requirements

The requirements for participation are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom, State Examination and Magister students:
    The degree completion date stated on the degree certificate must fall between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
  • Doctoral candidates:
    For doctoral candidates, completion of the doctoral degree is decisive for participation in the graduation ceremony. Eligible to participate are doctoral candidates who receive their doctorate certificate in the period between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018.
  • Bachelor’s Graduates Enrolled in a Master’s Program
    Also eligible to participate are Bachelor’s graduates who complete their degree in April 2018 (according to the degree certificate) and who retroactively enroll in a Master’s program at RWTH for the summer semester of 2018.
  • Model degree program Medicine and Dentistry:
    For these courses of study, special regulations apply, as degree completion typically takes place very early in the semester. Thus, graduates in Medicine and Dentistry from the summer 2018 semester and from the 2017/18 winter semester are eligible to apply.
  • If you end your studies after the semesters listed above, you are welcome to attend the 2019 Graduation Celebration.


1. Pre-Registration

Eligible (future) graduates have the opportunity to pre-register themselves at our registration platform to participate in the Graduation Celebration. The deadline for pre-registration is May 31, 2018. In February 2018, we will send an email to all (potential) graduates using your RWTH student email address.

2. Ticket Sale

All pre-registered graduates and doctoral graduates who have officially completed their degrees in the relevant period of time will be informed via email, starting in mid-July 2018, about how to actually acquire tickets for the event. Graduates can purchase tickets for themselves and up to three guests.

Pre-registration via our registration platform will be available starting mid February 2018.