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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 (including major(s), but not minor(s)), 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. The University will issue one original 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 by providing a digital (scanned) copy of your application and Statutory Declaration to

For verification purposes, you need to retain your original application form for 1 year as it may be requested at a later date.

  • 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 2023

Application and payment received

Issue date

Saturday 26 November 2022 – Friday 20 January 2023

Monday 30 January

Saturday 21 January - Friday 17 February

Monday 27 February

Saturday 18 February - Friday 17 March

Monday 27 March

Saturday 18 March – Friday 31 March

Tuesday 11 April

Saturday 1 April - Friday 21 April

Monday 1 May

Saturday 22 April - Friday 26 May

Monday 5 June

Saturday 27 May - Friday 23 June

Monday 3 July

Saturday 24 June - Friday 4 August

Monday 14 August

Saturday 5 August - Friday 1 September

Monday 11 September

Saturday 2 September - Friday 22 September

Tuesday 3 October

Saturday 23 September - Friday 27 October

Monday 6 November

Saturday 28 October - Friday 24 November

Monday 4 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. After we receive your Replacement Testamur form, the Graduations Office will send you the payment website and payment due date to your nominated email address.

Receiving your testamur

We post documents within one week of the conferral/issue date. 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.

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Last updated: 13 April 2023

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