Current Students

Conferment dates

A calendar of dates of Graduation Ceremonies and Senate Conferrals appears below.

2017 and 2018 Conferment Dates

The 2018 graduation dates are still being finalised. The dates listed below are proposed and may be subject to change. Please check this page again in October for confirmed dates and faculty configurations for the upcoming 2018 ceremonies.

To graduate you must apply by the given deadlines (even if you do not want to attend a graduation ceremony).

If you prefer to graduate in absentia, provided you are eligible to graduate, you will be automatically allocated to the next available in absentia conferral date and your graduation documents will be sent to your correspondence address after the conferral.  If you choose this option, you will not be allowed to attend a future graduation ceremony for that award.

Graduation Ceremony 
Closing date for completing
the Online Application 
to Graduate Process
Date course requirements
must be completed


In Absentia Conferral, Monday 25 September 2017 


1 September 20171 September 2017  

In Absentia Conferral, Monday 30 October 2017 


1 October 20171 October 2017 

In Absentia Conferral, Monday 27 November 2017 

1 November 20171 November 2017  
Graduation and Dedication Ceremony, 12 December 201731 October 20176 December 2017 
(Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) 
Graduation Ceremony, 13 December 201731 October 201730 September 2017 
(All other faculties)    
 N.b. Only for Graduands who complete their course by 30 September 2017   
Graduation Ceremonies March 201831 October 2017 31 January 2018