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Academic transcripts

Access your study records no matter when you graduated

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 collect an academic transcript or certificate of graduate status 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 in person, you can arrange for someone else to collect it on your behalf. You will need to fill out a Transcript Proxy Authorisation form.

You can also order a copy of your transcript. Download and fill in the request for academic transcript (160KB PDF) and 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

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone: +61 2 8627 8229

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.

It costs $15 for a single copy of a transcript or certificate of graduate status, and you can order multiple copies at a slight discount.

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.

To obtain a replacement testamur, you need either to sign a statement declaring that you have lost or destroyed your existing testamur or return a damaged testamur when ordering a new one.

You need to complete an application for a replacement testamur (175KB PDF) and post it (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 any questions, you can email us at

An appropriate authority needs to sign the statutory declaration. If you are overseas, a sworn statement signed by an appropriate authority is acceptable. Learn more about statutory declarations.

A replacement testamur costs $95 if you collect it in person or we post it within Australia. If we need to post your testamur overseas, it will cost $120.

You can pay by cheque, credit card or money order made payable to The University of Sydney. You can pay by cash if submitting the form in person.

We send replacement testamurs by registered post.

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

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

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

Student Centre, Level 3
Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

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