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Graduations are generally held across two rounds each year, based on when you complete your studies (with some exceptions). Due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to reschedule graduation ceremonies.

When you've met all the eligibility requirements, you will have your degree conferred and you will receive your graduation documents.

If you complete your degree in Semester 1, your degree will usually be conferred 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, your degree will usually be conferred between March and June in the following year (except for Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students, who will graduate in December).

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 conferral date, to be eligible to graduate from your course. If you receive late results for example, this may mean a later graduation conferral date. You will be able to access your completion letter in Sydney Student.


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. 

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).


All appeals need to be lodged before your degree is conferred. If you have lodged an appeal, you will need to withdraw from the graduation or conferral process until your appeal is finalised. Once your appeal is finalised, please contact the graduations team to proceed with your conferral. Find out more information about the appeals process.

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Last updated: 21 January 2021

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