See below for frequently asked questions about graduations. If you cannot find the answer below or in this website, please contact

Degree Fraud - How can I avoid this?

Advice and guidance on degree fraud for students can be found here

How to register to graduate?

For full details on how to graduate, key dates and where to submit applications to please refer to the Prepare for Graduation page.

How will I know if I am eligible to graduate?

You should check your results in your Student Hub.

If you do not appear to be eligible to graduate with the degree that you have applied for, please contact a member of staff in Registry as soon as possible to advise if you still wish to attend the ceremony with a lower degree e.g. designated instead of honours.  We cannot assume that you will want to do so and the Team will be unaware if you are taking resits.

How much does it cost to graduate?

There is no fee

When is my Graduation?

As there are unfortunately no ceremonies this summer all eligible students will graduate in-absentia on 10 July 2020.

When will I receive my certificate?

Access to University facilities is currently restricted which means that it is unlikely that we will be able to go onto campus to print graduation certificates and transcripts in July 2020.  These will be produced as soon as reasonably possible once we return to a normal working environment.  The University recognises that many of you need to provide proof of graduation to future employers so we are investigating alternative ways of doing this until paper certificates are available again.

What happens if I submit a late application to graduate?

If you apply after the deadline there is no guarantee that your application will be accepted.

Don't wait until you receive your results, assume you will pass and apply now.

What if I owe the University Money?

If you owe the University money for any reason (fees, library fines for unreturned books, etc.) you will not be permitted to graduate, so please ensure that you have cleared any debts.  Any money you owe will normally be displayed on the Application to Graduate form.  However, as the Graduation Team receives notice of debt daily from various sections of the University it may not be displayed on your form. If you receive a letter or email saying that you owe money or have unreturned library books please do not ignore it even if you think the information is wrong.  Contact us immediately to resolve the issue.

If you continue to owe money your application will be kept on hold until the debt is paid. The onus is on you to advise the Graduation Team that the debt has been paid.

What if I want to change my application?

If you need to make any changes to your application to graduate after you have submitted it, please email as soon as possible to notify them of the required changes.

Data Protection

If you complete an application to graduate, or application to be awarded a Certificate or Diploma, you should note that your name may be published in an awards list that the University may release to the media.
In addition, if you qualify for the award of a degree you should note that, unless you apply to the Registrar of the General Council for exemption on ground of conscience, you will automatically become a member of the General Council  of the University, and your name will be included in the published Register of members of the Council.

Following graduation, your contact details and degree/diploma/certificate information are transferred to our alumni and development database where our alumni archive is maintained. The Alumni Relations  and Development teams keep in contact with former students regarding further education and Continuing Professional Development opportunities, career mentoring and development, reunions, alumni and Uuniversity events, University updates and fundraising initiatives.

Your contact details are only used for University-related activity and are not passed to any third- party organisations for other purposes. You can at any time opt out of receiving any or all of these communications by contacting our Alumni Relations Office at

Qatar Students - How can I be part of the Class of 2020 Commemorative Video?

Congratulations – it’s almost graduation time!!

2020 has been a year like no other for all of us. For you, the Class of 2020, it sadly means that you will not be able to celebrate your Graduation as you might have imagined. We are immensely proud of you all and in true Aberdeen spirit want to create something special to recognise your achievement and help you to celebrate with your family, friends and classmates.

I want to share my Graduation Success story

*The Communications team cannot guarantee that every story will be followed up but they thank you for your participation.

You can contact the Communications Office on 01224 272014.