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Degree certificate (testamur)

A testamur is the legal certification of your degree and will be given to you at the time of graduation (or sent to you if graduating in absentia). You will receive a hard copy and a digital copy through My eQuals.

It contains your name, the course you completed, the date it was conferred, and will be signed by the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

It can be used to demonstrate your qualifications to employers, industry, education institutions and professional bodies or associations and is recognised worldwide.

Replacement testamurs

You can only order a replacement testamur (degree certificate) if your original has been lost, stolen, damaged or if your name has changed. Legally, you are only permitted to have one testamur for each degree that you complete.

Your hard-copy replacement testamur will be produced in our current testamur style and 'Replacement testamur' will be printed at the right-hand corner. You will also receive a digital version, available through My eQuals.

If you’re requesting a replacement testamur and graduated from an amalgamated college or commenced before 1981, digital copies through My eQuals will not be available to you.

How to request a replacement

Fill out the Application for a replacement testamur (doc, 118KB) and return it to us in person at the Student Centre or by post.

  • If your original testamur is damaged or you require a name change you’ll need to include it with your application.
  • If your testamur was lost or stolen, you’ll need to fill out a statutory declaration outlining exactly what happened to it.

Your name will appear on your testamur as it is recorded on our records. You can update your personal details in Sydney Student. If you don’t have access to Sydney Student you can submit a Change of personal details form (pdf, 225KB).

You will need to submit your application and make payment by the deadline for the relevant upcoming conferral/issue date. 

Replacement testamur issue dates 2020

Application and payment received

Issue date

Saturday 24 August 2019 - Friday 10 January 2020

Monday 20 January

Monday 11 January - Friday 31 January

Monday 10 February

Saturday 1 February - Friday 21 February

Monday 2 March

Saturday 22 February - Friday 27 March

Monday 6 April

Saturday 28 March - Friday 24 April

Monday 4 May

Saturday 25 April - Friday 22 May

Monday 1 June

Saturday 23 May - Friday 26 June

Monday 6 July

Saturday 20 June - Friday 24 July

Monday 3 August

Saturday 25 July - Friday 28 August

Monday 7 September

Saturday 29 August - Friday 25 September

Tuesday 6 October

Saturday 26 September - Friday 23 October

Monday 2 November

Saturday 24 October - Friday 27 November

Monday 7 December

Payment and processing times 




Hard-copy (+digital)


All documents are sent by registered post.

Domestic postage: $15

International postage: $55 

Processing time will vary as we need to wait until the next issue date to process your testamur.

Receiving your testamur

In the application form you can choose to either collect your replacement testamur from the Student Centre once it has been printed or have it sent to you by post. We post documents within three weeks of the conferral/issue date. If you are collecting your documents from the Student Centre, they will be available seven working days after conferral.

After your replacement testamur is issued, we’ll also send you an email containing a URL with instructions on how to access the digital version through My eQuals.

By proxy

You can authorise someone else to collect your replacement testamur on your behalf. In your application form, elect to have your testamur collected by a nominated proxy and complete section B and section C of the form. Your proxy will need to present photo identification at the time of collection.

Student Centre

  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

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

Extended in-person opening hours first two weeks of semester and during exams.

Last updated: 09 January 2020

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