Your graduation is an official celebration of your accomplishments during your time at the University of Aberdeen.

Students expecting to complete their studies and wishing to graduate should register by completing the application form, available via the Student Hub and submitting it to graduation@abdn.ac.uk. The deadline for applications for summer 2022 graduations is 22 April 2022. Students can apply to graduate in person or in-absentia (not appear at a ceremony). Please check the table below to see if you can apply to attend a ceremony.

Ceremonies (in person):

  • All degree programmes
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

In-absentia (no ceremony):

All Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes

 

If you are not able to access your Student Hub, we can email you the form to complete and return. Contact us at graduation@abdn.ac.uk. It is extremely important that the correct option is ticked at the top of the form, i.e. whether you wish to graduate in absentia or in person. Please note that if you graduate in-absentia, you are normally unable to also graduate in person and vice versa.

Preparation Information

In person
How to Apply

Application Deadline:  Friday 22 April 2022

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

Debt

Please note: If you owe the University money for any reason (fees, library fines for unreturned books etc.) you will not be permitted to graduate – please refer to the FAQs.

Key Dates

Summer 2022

Application deadline 

4.00pm on Friday 22 April 2022

Late application deadline

4.00pm on Friday 20 May 2022

Tickets issued

Please check FAQs for more details

Graduation Ceremonies

4 - 8 July 2022
Find your ceremony here

Robe hire ordering deadline

17 June 2022

Graduation Checklist

1.  Complete your application. It is important that you check:

  • the accuracy of your pre-printed names as this is how your name will appear on your certificate;
  • the programme of study – undergraduates should tick if they are Honours, Designated or non-honours - not applicable to MBChB, postgraduate, PGDE or DPLP candidates;
  • The address where the tickets for the ceremony are to be sent. We cannot send tickets to an address outwith the UK but they can be collected from the Infohub - at the very latest, by the dates shown on the ticket information page
  • that a phone number and/or a non-University email address is included in case we need to contact you in an emergency, or your University email account closes;
  • if you amend your form, please ensure the amendments are made clear

2.  Submit an additional ticket request form if required

3.  Submit an Assistance Request form for self or guests as appropriate

4.  Book your robe and hood

5.  Book a photography session with Ede & Ravenscroft photography

6.  Submit your photo for the venue and social media as well as your graduation success story

Share your Success Story

The local and national media traditionally seeks out interesting stories regarding our new graduates. The University’s Communications Office would be delighted to hear from any student willing to have contact with the media during graduations.

*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.

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 for their onward publication. If you do not wish your name to be included you must notify graduation@abdn.ac.uk to this effect.

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 University 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 alumni@abdn.ac.uk

In-absentia
How to Apply

Application Deadline:  Friday 20 May 2022

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

Debt

Please note: If you owe the University money for any reason (fees, library fines for unreturned books etc.) you will not be permitted to graduate – please refer to the FAQs.

Postage Information

Postage and Courier Service

Please ensure that you give an address location covering the period 2 weeks before and 3 weeks after the graduation date you are applying for. If you do change your address, please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible.

There is an optional fee to have your certificate sent by courier service. You will be able to pay for this through the Online Store. If you make this payment you MUST write your order number on your application form so we know that you require courier service.  Please note that DHL courier services will not deliver to a PO Box address.

Please note that because of the time taken to process courier shipments it may take up to a week before a certificate gets sent out. This means that sending by courier is NOT a way to guarantee faster delivery. It is merely a more secure method. Certificates posted by standard mail are usually sent out the same day.

If a certificate is sent to an incorrect address, we will wait approximately 8 weeks for the certificate to be returned to the University before issuing a replacement.

Key Dates

Applications to graduate in absentia should be submitted by the deadline closest to the date you are due to complete your studies. If you do not qualify in time you will have to reapply to graduate as your original application will be destroyed.

Application Deadline Graduation Date

Expected date of Certificate Posting

Friday 21 January 2022 Sunday 20 February 2022 11 March 2022
Friday 18 March 2022 Sunday 3 April 2022 29 April 2022
Friday 20 May 2022 Sunday 10 July 2022 7 August 2022
Friday 28 October 2022 Saturday 26 November 2022 9 January 2023
Graduation Checklist

1.  Complete your application. It is important that you check:

  • the accuracy of your pre-printed names as this is how your name will appear on your certificate;
  • the programme of study – undergraduates should tick if they are Honours, Designated or non-honours - not applicable to MBChB, postgraduate, PGDE or DPLP candidates;
  • the address where your certificate is to be sent to. If a certificate is sent to an incorrect address, we will wait approximately 8 weeks for the certificate to be returned to the University before issuing a replacement.
  • that a phone number and/or a non-University email address is included in case we need to contact you in an emergency, or your University email account closes;
  • if you amend your form, please ensure the amendments are made clear.

2.  Update your contact details

Share your success story

The local and national media traditionally seeks out interesting stories regarding our new graduates. The University’s Communications Office would be delighted to hear from any student willing to have contact with the media during graduations.

*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.

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 for their onward publication. If you do not wish your name to be included you must notify graduation@abdn.ac.uk to this effect.

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 University 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 alumni@abdn.ac.uk