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.


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number: It is an Australian Government requirement that from 01 January 2023, all higher education students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) for their degree to be conferred.

Please click on the link below for information on how to create your USI.

How do I get a USI?

How to defer or cancel your attendance: ensure you let the Graduations Team know via askUWA before your graduation ceremony. If you do not advise us prior to your ceremony that you are unable to attend, your award will be conferred in absentia. See more information here.

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 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, 7 June 2024 to be eligible for the July 2024 graduation ceremonies. Once your thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction', contact the Graduations team via askUWA.


July 2024 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period Mid 2024
Apply to graduate 25 March 2024 to 19 April 2024
Confirmation of attendance 1 May 2024 to 10 May 2024
Release of results 5 July 2024
Course completion requirements must be met 8 July 2024
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall
Provisional Dates

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 to Friday, 26 July 2024

July 2024 Provisional Graduation Configuration


December 2024 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period End 2024
Apply to graduate 19 August 2024 to 11 September 2024
Confirmation of attendance 18 September 2024 to 3 October 2024
Release of results 26 November 2024
Course completion requirements must be met 27 November 2024
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall
Provisional Dates

Provisional dates for December 2024 graduation ceremonies are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 & 18 December 2024. The Provisional Configuration for the December ceremonies will be uploaded to this website on 19 August 2024.

In absentia conferral of awards - graduating without attending a ceremony and having your certificate mailed to you. Once your award is conferred in absentia, you will not have the opportunity to attend a future graduation ceremony for your award.

Conferral date Apply to graduate by Course completion requirements must be met, and USI provided to UWA by
Friday, 26 July 2024 8 July 2024 8 July 2024
Monday, 26 August 2024 26 July 2024 26 July 2024
Monday, 30 September 2024 12 August 2024 12 August 2024
Monday, 28 October 2024 16 September 2024 16 September 2024
Monday, 25 November 2024 14 October 2024 14 October 2024
Wednesday, 18 December 2024 11 September 2024 27 November 2024

Should a student wish to change their application from 'in absentia' to 'attending a ceremony', the student needs to communicate this in writing to the Graduations Office one calendar month before the monthly in absentia conferral date.

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