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Please accept our congratulations: if you are reading this, it is likely you have completed, or are about to complete, your course. To receive your award certificate from the University you must apply to graduate. 

You can either receive your certificate at a Graduation Ceremony, held in Winthrop Hall on the Crawley campus in Perth, or apply to graduate In Absentia and have your certificate mailed to you.

The University will take no action to process your award until you have applied to graduate via the online process in studentConnect by the appropriate closing date. Please do not wait for the release of your final results or thesis examination.

Conferment Dates

A calendar of Graduation Ceremonies and Senate Conferrals is available here.

How you can graduate

You can choose to attend a graduation ceremony or have your award conferred in your absence.

Closing dates

If you expect to complete your course in late December and wish to attend a graduation ceremony, apply by the closing date below to attend an Autumn (March/Autumn) ceremony.

  • Autumn (March/Autumn) 2014 Graduation Ceremonies:  Online application process will close on 15 January 2014.

If you expect to complete your course in early July and wish to attend a graduation ceremony, apply by the closing date to attend a Spring (September) ceremony.

  • Spring (September) 2014 Graduation Ceremonies:  Online application process will close on 16 July 2014.

If you wish to graduate In Absentia and receive your award certificate in the mail, complete the online process by the closing date for one of the Senate Conferrals.

  • Senate Conferment dates:  The Senate meets monthly from February to December.  Lodge your application by the relevant meeting closing date.

Applying to graduate

To receive your award certificate you must apply to graduate.

Completing your course

To be eligible to graduate you must have completed the requirements of your course.

Attending a Graduation Ceremony

A Graduation Ceremony is a formal event involving the presentation of degrees, diplomas and certificates, speeches by dignitaries and musical recitals.

Academic dress

All graduands must wear academic regalia to their ceremony. Academic dress may be hired or purchased.

Photography, framing and DVD services

The University’s official graduation photographers, framers and videographers are present at all graduation ceremonies.

Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement

In addition to your UWA award certificate, an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement is issued to all UWA students upon graduation.

Dignitary photographs

Our dignitary photo galleries provide an insight into recent graduation ceremonies.

Replacement and True Copy award certificates

You can obtain a replacement award certificate if the original has been lost, damaged or destroyed. You can also obtain one True Copy of your award certificate.

After graduating

Access your studentConnect and email account up to 12 months after you have graduated.

Keep in touch with the University and other graduates via Convocation - the UWA Graduates Association and Alumni Relations.

Award verification service

This searchable database of graduates from the University of Western Australia displays qualifications received by a student and the date of graduation or conferral.

Copyright: Photographs used on the Graduation web pages, including those supplied courtesy of GFP Studios, are subject to copyright.