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Once you have completed your degree, we invite you to celebrate by attending one of our graduation ceremonies in the Great Hall.

Overview and eligibility

Graduations are generally held across two rounds each year, based on when you completed your studies (with some exceptions).

When you've met all the eligibility requirements, you'll be allocated to graduate in your faculty or school’s next available ceremony.

If you complete your degree in Semester 1, you'll usually graduate at a ceremony between October and December (except for Sydney Pharmacy School and Sydney Dental School students, who will graduate the following year).

If you complete your degree in Semester 2, you'll usually graduate at a ceremony between March and June in the following year (except Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students, who will graduate in December).

Key information

  • You will be notified about your graduation date by email approximately three to four weeks before your ceremony.
  • All Australian graduation ceremonies occur in the Great Hall.
  • When you confirm your attendance, you will need to pay a graduation fee which covers the end to end experience from academic dress hire to post ceremony catering.
  • You will be allocated two guest tickets. Due to limited space, we are unable to provide additional guest tickets.
  • All graduands need to arrive at least 1 hour before the ceremony commences with their student ID to collect guest tickets and organise gowning.
  • You cannot postpone your graduation ceremony. If you're unable to attend, you’ll graduate in absentia on your graduation date.

Eligibility to graduate

To be eligible to graduate you need to have:

Settled outstanding debts to the University

All debts need to be settled by the release of your final semester results. Find out more about paying your fees.


Received a completion letter

You need to have received a completion letter, confirming you have completed the requirements of your course, at least ten weeks before a scheduled ceremony to be eligible to graduate at that ceremony. This will be sent via Sydney Student. If you receive late results for example, this may mean you’ll need to attend a graduation ceremony at a later date.


Check your personal and contact details are up to date

You need to have made any changes in Sydney Student by the deadline:

  • 28 January for graduation ceremonies held in Semester 1
  • 12 August for graduation ceremonies held in Semester 2.

We'll use your personal email address stored in Sydney Student to issue your digital transcript and testamur when you graduate. 

If you do not have access to Sydney Student and your details have changed since you were last enrolled, you can update your details by submitting a Change of personal details form (pdf, 220KB).

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Last updated: 14 February 2020

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