PhD Graduation Ceremonies

DTU celebrates all new PhD graduates at a PhD Graduation Ceremony every year in November.

The next PhD Graduation Ceremony will be held in November 2024. The exact date will be announced in the early autumn 2024. The event is held in English.

This ceremony is for PhD graduates who have completed their education in the period 1 September 2023 - 31 August 2024.


Practical Information/FAQ

When will I receive my invitation?
Personal invitations are sent to all relevant graduates to the email that DTU Alumni has registered approx. 5 weeks in advance.

If you want to be sure to receive your invitation, please register as a member of DTU Alumni and make sure that we have your e-mail address.

Can I participate in a different Graduate Ceremony earlier or later?
Unfortunately, for practical and logistical reasons, DTU cannot offer you to participate in a different Graduation Ceremony than the one to which you are invited.

How do I register?
You register through the link in your personal invitation. 

Where does the event take place and how is the programme? 
The event takes place in building 101 on DTU Lyngby campus.

First, there will be an official ceremony with speeches, awards and presentations of all registered PhD graduates. After the official ceremony, there will be an informal reception with some sparkling wine and light snacks.

How should I dress?

There is no official dress code, but the trend for most ceremonies is a mix between casual and well dressed.

How many guests can I bring?
All PhD graduates can bring 1 guest.

Your main supervisor/co-supervisor(s) will receive an invitation so you do not need to invite them.

Family and friends will also be able to watch via livestreaming (see link below).

Where can I park?
There are parking lots at building 101 adjacent to Anker Engelunds Vej and at Studentertorvet. See map.

Find your way to DTU Lyngby Campus - be aware of the road closure of Anker Engelunds Vej.

Will there be a photographer?
Yes, a photographer will take photos of all PhD graduates. The photos will be published on Flickr (for high resolution downloads) as well as on DTU Alumni's Facebook page within 1-2 weeks. All registered PhD graduates will be notified directly by email when the photos are available.

Will the PhD Graduation Ceremony be live streamed?
If you are unable to attend in person, or if you know more people who would like to watch, the official ceremony will be streamed on this link: (leads to now but will lead to the live streaming at the time of the event).

What if I become ill or for some reason cannot attend?
If you become ill or are prevented from attending, you can still watch the PhD Graduation Ceremony via live streaming.

I complete my education on 1 September 2024 or later – when will I be invited to a PhD Graduation Ceremony?
You will be invited to next year’s PhD Graduation Ceremony in November 2025.

Supervisor of the Year
If you wish to nominate your supervisor for the award ‘Supervisor of the Year’, please send an email with your nomination and a 100-200 word supporting statement to no later than 18 October 2024.