Graduating


 

Everything you need to graduate from UWA

Congratulations! It’s almost time to celebrate your achievements at your graduation. First, you need to apply to graduate, regardless of whether you’ll attend a ceremony or receive your certificate in the mail (graduating in absentia, Latin for in or during one’s absence). Once you’ve applied, we’ll guide you through the steps required. Read on to find out everything you need to know about graduating at UWA.

COVID-19

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions in Western Australia, we have had to postpone face-to-face graduation ceremonies scheduled for December 2020. Students who are eligible to graduate will be graduated in absentia (without being present) at the first available date after their completion is confirmed and invited to attend a ceremony of their choosing within the next two years.

Your hardcopy award certificate will be posted to your Semester Address in studentConnect within 10 university working days of your in absentia graduation date. Certificates are posted by registered post within Australia, and DHL Courier for overseas, so allow at least 10 working days for delivery. You will also receive a digital testamur and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement via My eQuals within 48 hours of your in absentia conferral.

This decision has been made to ensure that our graduates are able to receive their confirmation of completion and continue with their career planning, while also recognising the importance of being able to have friends and family attend the face-to-face graduation ceremony event as a celebration, at a later time. Our highest priority is the safety of our staff, students, and the wider community.

Important dates

There are a few important dates to be mindful of to make sure you can graduate on time.

Nominated completion period: When you enrol, you’re asked to nominate when you plan on completing your course. This lets us know when to send you an invitation to graduate.

Apply to graduate: When we send you an invitation to graduate, it’s important you apply on studentConnect before the deadline.

Confirmation of attendance: If you apply to graduate at a ceremony, we’ll send you another email to confirm the date and time of your ceremony, and ask you confirm that you’re able to attend.

Course completion: Your course needs to be completed by this date for you to be eligible to graduate – it can be affected by cross-institutional studies or and studying overseas in your last semester.

PhD or master's by research students: You must submit final version documents to the Graduate Research School before Friday 13 November 2020 to be eligible for the December 2020 in absentia conferral. Once your thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction', contact the Graduations team via askUWA.



 

 

December 2020 In Absentia Conferral (Face-to-Face Ceremonies Cancelled) Date
Nominated completion period End 2020
Apply to graduate Monday 14 September to Friday 2 October 2020 
Results release Friday 27 November 2020
Course completion requirements must be met Monday 30 November 2020
In Absentia Conferral  Monday 14 December 2020
March 2021 ceremonies Date
Apply to graduate Monday 14 September 2020 to Friday 2 October 2020
Confirmation of attendance Monday 14 December 2020 to Saturday 9 January 2021
Course completion requirements must be met Monday 30 November 2020
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall Monday 8 March 2021 to Monday 15 March 2021

Draft ceremony configuration coming late January 2021

 

July 2021 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period Mid 2021
Apply to graduate Late March 2021
Confirmation of attendance TBA
Release of results TBA
Course completion requirements must be met TBA
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall Wednesday 21 July 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021

Draft ceremony configuration coming late March 2021.

 

December 2021 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period Late 2021
Apply to graduate Late August 2021
Confirmation of attendance TBA
Release of results TBA
Course completion requirements must be met TBA
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall Tuesday 7 December 2021 to Monday 13 December 2021

Draft ceremony configuration coming late August 2021.

In absentia conferral of awards

Conferral date Apply to graduate by Course completion requirements must be met by
Monday 30 November 2020 26 October 2020 26 October 2020
Monday 14 December 2020 30 November 2020 30 November 2020
Monday 25 January 2021 11 January 2021
11 January 2021
Monday 22 February 2021 25 January 2021 25 January 2021
Monday 29 March 2021
22 February 2021 22 February 2021
Tuesday 27 April 2021
29 March 2021 29 March 2021
Monday 31 May 2021 27 April 2021 27 April 2021
Monday 28 June 2021 31 May 2021 31 May 2021
Monday 26 July 2021 2 July 2021 2 July 2021
Monday 30 August 2021 26 July 2021 26 July 2021
Tuesday 28 September 2021 30 August 2021 30 August 2021
Monday 25 October 2021 28 September 2021
28 September 2021
Monday 29 November 2021 25 October 2021
25 October 2021
Monday 13 December 2021
26 November 2021
26 November 2021

Important steps

Watch our video to find out what’s involved in graduating from the University and visit our other pages to make sure you're fully prepared.

 

 

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