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 Email Us 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 Wednesday, 15 November 2023 to be eligible for the December 2023 graduation ceremonies. Once your thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction', contact the Graduations team via askUWA.


December 2023 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period End 2023
Apply to graduate 23 August 2023 to 18 September 2023
Confirmation of attendance 26 September 2023 to 05 October 2023
Release of results 28 November 2023
Course completion requirements must be met 29 November 2023
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall
Provisional Dates
Configuration for December 2023 ceremonies from Wednesday 13 December 2023 to Tuesday 19 December 2023 


2024 Provisional Graduation Dates

July 2024: Provisional dates for July 2024 graduation ceremonies are 23, 24, 25 & 26 July 2024
December 2024: Provisional dates for December 2024 graduation ceremonies are 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 & 18 December 2023

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
Monday 27 November 2023 30 October 2023 30 October 2023
Tuesday 19 December 2023 18 September 2023 29 November 2023
Monday, 29 January 2024 8 January 2024  8 January 2024
Monday, 26 February 2024 29 January 2024 29 January 2024
Monday, 25 March 2024 26 February 2024 26 February 2024
Monday, 29 April 2024 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Monday, 27 May 2024 29 April 2024 29 April 2024
Monday, 24 June 2024 27 May 2024 27 May 2024
Friday, 26 July 2024 8 July 2024 8 July 2024
Monday, 26 August 2024 26 July 2024 26 July 2024
Monday, 30 September 2024 26 August 2024 26 August 2024
Monday, 28 October 2024 30 September 2024 30 September 2024
Monday, 25 November 2024 28 October 2024 28 October 2024
Wednesday, 18 December 2024 16 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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