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Summer Ceremony for international graduates 2017

To our graduating international students of 2017

You will soon begin a new chapter of your life. The University is proud of what you have accomplished here and abroad. Therefore, all graduating international students are cordially invited to this year’s annual Summer Ceremony (Zomerceremonie). The Summer Ceremony celebrates the closing of the academic year and functions as an official farewell. The festivities will take place on Friday July 7th at the Aula of the Academy Building.

Det ails Summer Ceremony
Private festive ceremony for excellent and international students (registration is mandatory)
Place: Aula, Academy Building (Broerstraat 5)
Date: July 7th, 2017
Time: Doors open at 15:30 and all students need to be seated before 15:45.


  • Welcome speech by Rector Magnificus prof. Elmer Sterken
  • Presentation of GUF-100 prizes and Aart Bosman Student Excellence Award
  • Musical Interlude
  • Granting of the Gratama Science Award
  • Presentation of PhD prize 2016
  • Musical Interlude
  • Speech on the importance of alumni by mr. Gerband Visser (Ubbo Emmius Fund)
  • Presentation of certificates to International Alumni Ambassadors
  • Speeches by two International Alumni Ambassadors

The ceremony will be conducted in English. After the official ceremony, there will be a reception and barbecue in the garden of the Academy Building (behind cafeteria) from around 17:30 until 20:00.

Unfortunately, seating is limited. Register below to be sure to find a seat. We will close the registration as soon as we have reached maximum capacity.

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Last modified:14 July 2017 1.27 p.m.