Are all academic achievements required for graduation properly registered?
Are you properly de-registered?
Congratulations on a successful graduation!
Graduation documents are made up of a certificate and a diploma (both issued in two languages in one, German and English), a diploma supplement and a transcript of records (each in both separate German and English versions). Additionally, you are issued one certified copy of all these documents.
Procedure after graduation
Proper de-registration upon request is a requirement for the issue of graduation documents. In the application for de-registration, you are able to note whether you want to pick up the documents yourself or have an authorized third party pick it up for you or whether you want to receive them by registered mail. Please remember to change your address in the Campus Management Portal (Studierendenportal) in section "Personal Information".
As soon as your last examination has been registered, you will receive an email from our Team Graduation Documents asking for your assistance in properly documenting your extracurricular achievements in your graduation documents.
After preparation of the final documents, they will enter circulation for signatures (examination board as well as the dean's office of your KIT faculty(ies) and KIT executive board) which will take several weeks. As soon as the documents are ready, you will be notified.
Important: Please only make an appointment for picking up your graduation documents after you have been notified that they are ready for pick-up!
Titelfuehrungsbescheinigung (= certificate of title, proof of graduation)
As soon as a 4,0 certificate (4,0 Bescheinigung) has been issued for the last, for graduation necessary study achievement or the achievement has been marked "passed at minimum", it is possible to download a "Titelfuehrungsbescheinigung" (certificate of title) in both German and English in the Campus Management Portal (Studierendenportal) in section "Study Certificates". The "Titelfuehrungsbescheinigung" is available up to 6 months after de-registration. The "Titelfuehrungsbescheinigung" serves as attestation of a successful graduation at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is your authorization to hold the acquired academic title. It is an official certification and thus is valid until the final graduation documents are issued. The "Titelfuehrungsbescheinigung" contains a verfication key and is intended as an internationally valid, provisional proof of your degree to third parties. In addition, a grade table listing all overall and individual grades can be downloaded in the Studierendenportal. After de-registration, we recommend you download and save all available documents and certificates for the future as re-issuance of any of these certificates is subject to a fee.
Loss of documents
In case of loss or damage of original documents, a duplicate PDF can be issued upon request. Please note that in certain cases a certified copy of the original documents is sufficient. According to §2 of the "Satzung über die Erhebung von Gebühren für das Gasthörer‐Studium und sonstige studienbezogene Dienstleistungen", re-issuance of any documents is subject to a fee.
Should you have any questions concerning your graduation documents, please use the following contact form.