Master's thesis and Graduation


Students from Lincoln University write their thesis back at LU in the second year.

But the thesis will be co-supervised at BOKU. Before you go back to New Zealand, please look for a possible co-supervisor and contact him/her already while you are still here. If you need help with finding a co-supervisor, please ask the academic programme coordinator for support.

Graduation Joint Degree

Students starting at LU will graduate according to the graduation regulations of Lincoln University.

You will receive:

  1. a diploma with the MSc. Title in the NARMEE programme, issued and printed at the home university, with a diploma supplement, describing the master programme and the courses taken in more detail and stating clearly that the degree awarded is a joint degree of both institutions
  2. a certificate mentioning the MSc. title in NARMEE programme with logos of BOKU and CULS and signatures of responsible representatives of both universities /Rector/Vice-Rector) and clear statement that this degree is awarded jointly by both universities.



Graduation Double Degree

Students with Lincoln University as home university, will first graduate there.

Graduation Documents at BOKU:

  • Master Certificate (in English) - for free
  • Certificate – Bescheid (in English and in German) - for free

Additionally you

  • can get a parchment (in English) which costs €50
  • can also participate in the graduation ceremony which costs €110 including the parchment.

To graduate at BOKU you have to :

1. Enter all courses done at the partner university (not BOKU) in your BOKUonline account (one data sheet per course) (info-guide accreditation/recognition)

2. Submit the following documents to the administrative coordinator at ZIB, who will forward them to the Study services:

  • Form “Request for issuing of graduation documents for Master's degree
  • Admission certificate
  • Last version of Individual Course Plan
  • Graduation documents (master certificate) of the university, where the defence has taken place (important: date of the defence/final exam)
  • Transcript of Records Host University (with signature and stamp, including all exam dates)
  • Assessment of the thesis by co-supervisor (BOKU) (= official letter, signed and stamped, including a short statement about the thesis and a grade – copy sent by e-mail sufficient)
  • Clearance of your library account (info-guide library clearance) - not necessary, if you are physically not in Vienna
  • Transcript of Records from all other attended universities during your master programme
  • UStat questionnaire (Info-Guide UStat - Info-Guide Substitute Code

The documents have to be submitted as originals or certified copies.