University Of Aberdeen Winter Graduation

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University Of Aberdeen Winter Graduation

Apply for in absentia by the deadline closest to the date you are due to complete your studies. If you do not qualify in time your application will be carried forward to the next in absentia graduation or until such time as you qualify.


Application Deadline

Graduation Date

Expected date of Certificate Posting

Friday 20 January 2017

Sunday 5 February 2017

3 March 2017

Friday 17 March 2017

Sunday 2 April 2017

5 May 2017

Friday 19 May 2017

Sunday 25 June 2017

28 July 2017

Friday 3 November 2017

Saturday 25 November 2017

 12 January 2018


Certificates will be posted to the address specified on your form. If you move, you must advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible.

If a certificate is sent to an incorrect address we will wait approximately 8 weeks for the certificate to be returned to the University. We will then forward it to your new address.

Graduating In Absentia

(For students who do not appear at a ceremony)

Degree candidates should note that, if they wish, they are entitled to have a degree conferred in absentia, thus avoiding the expense and possible inconvenience of attending in person. Currently the graduation fee to graduate in absentia is £10. Please note that if you graduate in absentia, you are normally unable to also graduate in person and vice versa.

To graduate in absentia you should print an Application form via your Student Portal. If you no longer have access you can collect/request a form from the Infohub or if you are not on campus we can email you a copy to complete and return. Contact us at Those completing with a Certificate or a Diploma can only ‘graduate’ in absentia.

Diploma and Certificate students do not appear at graduation ceremonies, but are required to submit an Application to request their Award. Apply via your Student Portal or go to the Infohub. If you are not on campus, we can email you a copy to complete and return. Contact us at It will take about a month after the published date of graduation to prepare and check all parchments before despatch.


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