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

At present, Stockholm University is cancelling 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 now decided to postpone the Master’s Conferment in May. It will instead be held on Friday 6 November. An invitation with a registration link will be sent to those concerned in October.

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.

Updated information on the corona virus is found at su.se/coronavirus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us:
magisterpromotion@su.se

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 su.se/play. The film can be found on the same page afterwards.