Newly graduated on the stage of Aula Magna
Photo: Ingmarie Andersson

Congratulations to all Master's graduates!

An invitation to the conferment ceremony Friday 6 November will be sent in late September to those who have applied for a formal degree certificate for the Master's degree (or equivalent on a Master's level) not later than 28 February 2020.

For the following ceremony on Friday 20 November 2020 the last day of application for a degree certificate, in order to be invited to the ceremony, is 15 July.

Detailed information for participants

The ceremony 6 November is postponed from 29 May

Stockholm University has cancelled all major events and gatherings with more than 50 participants, in the light of the Government's decision to ban public gatherings and public events. The University’s Senior Management Team has therefore decided to postpone the Master’s Conferment from 29 May until Friday 6 November.

We understand that this change may cause inconvenience for you who were planning to attend the ceremony in May, but we ask for your patience and understanding.

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About the ceremony

The Conferment of Master’s Degrees is an old academic tradition but a fairly new ceremony at Stockholm University. The first was held in 1997. The word promotion (in the Swedish Magisterpromotion) comes from the latin word promovere, which translates to move forward or promote.

During the ceremony the graduates (promovendi) step up onto one side of Aula Magna’s stage and, after having received the diploma, leave by the other side. This used to symbolize that they will now move forward in life, and have the right to teach others. Today it is a memorable occasion to celebrate your Master's degree!

The ceremony is held in the great auditorium of Aula Magna and is followed by a cocktail reception with music in the Gallery and Foyer.

The ceremony is broadcast live here or on The film can be found on the same page afterwards.