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Find out how to obtain three types of record of your study: an academic transcript, a certificate of graduate status, or a testamur (degree certificate).

Academic transcript

An academic transcript is a complete record of your studies, including all units of study you undertook and your results for each semester, as well as the degree you completed.

You receive an official academic transcript when your degree is conferred, and you can download your own unofficial transcripts from Sydney Student.

Your official academic transcript can demonstrate your aptitude for specific skills or areas of study in job applications or in applications for further study.

Certificate of graduate status

A certificate of graduate status lists your name, degree name and graduation date. Unlike your testamur, this is not a legal document but can be used as an interim demonstration of your qualifications while you are waiting for a testamur to be conferred. It doesn’t list your units of study.

Degree certificate (testamur)

A testamur is the legal certification of your degree. It contains your name, the course you completed, and the date it was conferred, signed by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.

Testamurs can be used to demonstrate your qualifications to employers and to industry, vocational and professional bodies. It is recognised worldwide.

If you studied at the University of Sydney after 1981, you can order an academic transcript or certificate of graduate status from our Student Centre.

By post or fax

You can request your transcripts be mailed to you. Download and fill in the request for academic transcript (160KB PDF).

You need to sign the form in the same way as it appears on your driver’s licence, passport, or other identification document that requires a 100 point ID check to obtain.

Post or fax it to:

Academic Records
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Fax: +61 2 8627 8284

In person

You can also order a transcript in person from the Student Centre on Level 3 of the Jane Foss Russell Building (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). You will need photo ID.

If you cannot obtain a transcript yourself, you can arrange for someone else to collect it on your behalf. You will need to fill out a Transcript Proxy Authorisation form.

Prices

  • $15 for one copy
  • $20 for two copies
  • $10 for each additional copy

Academic transcripts and certificates of graduate status are sent by standard post or airmail, but for a small additional cost you can opt for express delivery or delivery to multiple addresses.

It takes three to five days to process requests. Records from amalgamated colleges or from before 1981 can take up to three weeks. Please allow for mailing time.

You can order a replacement testamur (degree certificate) if your original has been lost, stolen, damaged or if your name has legally changed.

You are legally permitted to have only one testamur in your possession for each degree that you complete.

How to order a replacement testamur

Download the application for a replacement testamur (175KB PDF).

Post the completed form (we cannot accept faxed or scanned copies) to:

Graduations Office
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

If you have lost or had your testamur stolen, you will need to include a statutory declaration signed by an appropriate authority. If you are overseas, a sworn statement signed by a public notary or appropriate authority is accepted. Learn more about statutory declarations.

Testamurs that are damaged, or where a change of name is required, need to be returned to us before a replacement is issued. If you are returning your original testamur, you don’t need to complete a statutory declaration.

Your replacement testamur will be produced in the current testamur style and ‘Replacement testamur’ will be printed at the right-hand corner.

Your name will appear on your testamur as it is recorded on our records. You can request to amend your details using our Change of Personal Details form.

Fees and delivery

A replacement testamur costs $95 and can be collected in person or sent to you via registered post. If we need to post your testamur overseas, it will cost $120. You can pay by cheque (made payable to 'The University of Sydney') or credit card.

You can authorise someone else to collect your replacement on your behalf by including the full name of your proxy on the application form. They will need to present photo identification at the time of collection.

If you have any questions, email us at grads.office@sydney.edu.au.

Employers, agencies and other people can contact our Academic Records office to:

  • verify the qualifications of a former student of the University of Sydney
  • verify the authenticity of a particular document, such as an academic transcript.

To do this, you need to submit a written request to:

Academic Records
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Fax: +61 2 8627 8284

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone: +61 2 8627 8229
Email: academic.records@sydney.edu.au

The request must include:

  • student’s full name
  • student’s date of birth
  • student's ID number (if known)
  • a copy of the document to be verified (if applicable)

If the former student supplies a signed, written authorisation, additional details such as major or enrolment dates may also be released.

It takes three working days to process requests.

Contact us

Phone
1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
or +61 2 8627 1444
Address

Student Centre, Level 3
(temporarily located on level 2, above the SciTech Library)
Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

Opening hours:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday