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Conferring Ceremony


The Conferring Ceremony 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Information about the 2021 edition will be available soon.

Participation is reserved for all Ph.D. and LL.M. graduates who have never attended the ceremony. A ceremony diploma will be awarded.


General information for graduates

    • 11:00-13:30 Check-in of registered graduates
    • 15:00-17:00 Conferring Ceremony
    • 20:00 June Ball

All Ph.D. and LL.M. graduates who have never attended the ceremony receive an invitation to register.

The registration fee is 50 Euro. It includes the diploma, the rental of the EUI academic gown and shoulder piece as well as access to the video and the photos of the ceremony. The fee is payable at registration.

Graduates are supposed to wear the EUI academic gown and shoulder piece during the ceremony. These garments may be rented or purchased. 

The number of guests per graduate is limited to five persons. Their participation in the ceremony is free of charge.

The graduates and their guests are kindly invited to attend the June Ball which is held on the same day as the conferring ceremony. Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish to the Ball. The start of the ticket sale will be communicated.

The diploma awarded at the ceremony is a purely ceremonial diploma. The official Ph.D./LL.M. diploma is issued by the EUI Academic Service after the thesis defence/at the end of the doctoral or master programme.

Privacy Notice

The personal data you provided through the online electronic registration is processed in compliance with the Decision of the President No. 10 of 18 February 2019 regarding data protection at the EUI.

Relevant information can also be found in the Privacy Statement for the EUI Degree Conferring Ceremony.

The first Conferring Ceremony was organised in 1996 and the event was held bi-annually until 2002. Since then it takes place every year.

The ceremony is a unique opportunity for our alumni to celebrate their Ph.D. or LL.M. degree together with their family and friends and the whole EUI community.



Page last updated on 12 February 2021

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