Graduation


In order to graduate from your Master's programme you must have positively completed all the courses stated in your curriculum, as well as the positively graded Master's thesis and final presentation at the gathered graduation event.

After fulfilling the regulations of your curriculum, you will have to submit the required documents for graduation at the BOKU Study services (Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien).

Please hand in your Individual Course Plan (ICP) together with a ToR from your other universities to the administrative support at ZIB for a pre-check of your courses: Contact

Depending on where the Master's thesis was written and defended, the list of required documents differs.

The list and forms of the required documents are to be found on the webpage of the Study services.

Master's thesis written and defended at BOKU

You have to register your Master's thesis as soon as the task and the supervisors have been fixed. According to the law the Master's thesis has to be registered before you start working on it.

Please have your ICP and Transcript of Records from the home and host university checked a semester in advance, first at ZIB (administrative coordinator) and then at the Study services (Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien).


Before you have your documents checked, you have to enter all courses done at the partner university (not BOKU) in your BOKUonline account (one data sheet per course) (info-guide accreditation/recognition)

The final presentation at BOKU is a presentation of your Master's thesis at the gathered graduation event. The date will be organized by the supervisor. The supervisor has to be present at the graduation event, as well as a second lecturer with postdoctural lecture qualification. If the Master's thesis was written under joint supervision, the other supervisor has to be at least present by means of skype call or similar. Then the co-supervisor's written evaluation of the Master's thesis is also necessary for issuing the degree.



Required documents  for your graduation:

  • Application form for the Master's thesis defense (model curriculum) = form “Anmeldung zur Master Defensio (Mustercurriculum)” (please download it here - 3. Application for a defensio)
  • Admission Letter or BOKU Bachelor Certificate
  • Grading of the Master's thesis (has to be filled by the supervisor)
  • Grading of the Master's thesis-Defensio (has to be filled by supervisor)  
  • Confirmation of your Co-Supervisor
  • Abstract: Data-input and Print-Out Confirmation (if Master's thesis written at BOKU) 
  • 1 printed Master's thesis in Hardcover (if Master's thesis written at BOKU)
  • Copy of the first page of your Master's thesis
  • Clearance of your library account (info-guide)
  • Individual Course Plan (ICP): signed by student, administrative supporter and study programme coordinator
  • Transcript of Records from all other attended universities during your Master Programme
  • Accreditation/Recognition of all attended courses at a partner university during the Master programme (Info-Guide)
  • UStat questionnaire (Info-Guide UStat - Info-Guide Substitute Code)

Master's thesis written and defended at the Partner-University

Required documents: check website of study services for current forms

  • Application to Issue the Degree (inofficial english translation)
  • Admission Letter or BOKU Bachelor Diploma
  • Certified copy of the Diploma, Diploma Supplement, Master's thesis Grading and Transcript of Records from the Partner University
  • Official confirmation of the BOKU co-supervisor of the perfomance of the Master's thesis
  • Clearance of your library account (info-guide)
  • Individual Course Plan (ICP): signed by student, administrative supporter and study programme coordinator
  • Transcript of Records from all other attended universities during your Master Programme
  • Accreditation/Recognition of all attended courses at a partner university during the Master programme (Info-Guide)
  • UStat questionnaire (Info-Guide UStat - Info-Guide Substitute Code)