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Dubai Graduation ceremonies


Heriot-Watt University is holding three graduation ceremonies in Dubai at the JW Marriott Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre, Deira, PO BOX 16590, Dubai

Graduation ceremonies 24 & 25 November 2015

 Ceremony  Date/Time School
 1 Tuesday 24 November 2015 (11am) School of Management and Languages (Management programmes)
School of Textiles and Design
Centre for Academic Leadership and Development
 2 Tuesday 24 November 2015 (7pm) Edinburgh Business School
School of Life Sciences

School of Management and Languages (Accountancy & Finance programmes)
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
 3 Wednesday 25 November 2015 (11am) School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Important Deadline Dates

 Checklist  Additional Information
Settle outstanding fees/debts/loans Any student who has outstanding fees or charges to pay, has any outstanding library book loan or debt to the Students' Union after the Friday 9 October 2015 will not be permitted to graduate at this graduation ceremony.
Apply to graduate and pay the graduation fee You must complete and return a graduation application form by Friday 16 October 2015*.  You will NOT receive written confirmation when you submit your application form. *If your graduation application form is not received by this date, there is no guarantee that you will be able to graduate in person or receive your requested guest tickets.

How to apply to graduate at a Dubai ceremony

If you wish to graduate at a Dubai Graduation ceremony or graduate in absentia, you must complete and return a graduation application form by 16 October 2015. If you do not apply by this date, you may not be able to graduate in person or receive your requested guest tickets.

You should return your application form to the Academic Administration Office for approval. Once approved, you are required to submit the application form to the Dubai Finance Office along with the payment. If you wish to submit your form via email to DubaiAAO@hw.ac.uk, please include proof of payment.

Please note that you will not receive written confirmation when you submit your application form.

Please select the correct form:


Students can apply to graduate before they receive their final results. However, please ensure that you are eligible to graduate by checking your results online. If you do not receive an award decision permitting you to graduate you will not be able to attend the ceremony, or graduate in absentia, on 24 or 25 November 2015 even if you have applied to do so.

Outstanding debt

If you have any outstanding fees or charges to pay, or any outstanding library book loans, you will not be permitted to graduate from the University until such time as your debts are settled appropriately. You are advised to settle any outstanding debts by 9 October 2015. If you have not settled your accounts by that date you will not be permitted to graduate in November 2015.

For further information contact the Dubai Finance Office on 00 971 44358671 or by email at dubai-finance@hw.ac.uk

Inviting guests

Guest tickets

You must indicate how many guest tickets you require on the graduation application form. You can request a maximum of three guest tickets. Requests for guest tickets on application forms submitted after 16 October 2015, may be unsuccessful. Guest tickets will NOT be posted out but will be available to collect from the venue on the day of the ceremony. It will not be possible to purchase additional guest tickets at the ceremony. Tickets entitle guests to attend the ceremony and the reception afterwards. Graduands do not require a ticket.


Children are welcome to attend, however you should note that graduation ceremonies may not be suitable for very young children. Your party may be asked to sit at the end of an aisle or near an exit so that the child can be taken outside should they become restless. There will be no child care or babysitting facility, so children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children aged 5 years or under are not required to pay for a guest ticket, however if they require their own seat, a ticket must be requested for them.

Gown hire

Hiring your gown from Ede and Ravenscroft

An academic robe and hood must be obtained from Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd and is a requirement if you wish to attend the ceremony. All gown hire arrangements and payments must be made directly with Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd. The website is now open for online orders.

Photography & DVD

Official photography will be provided by Imprint Studios.  For further information on how to order photography and a DVD, please click here.

On the day

Please read the information for your ceremony below, prior to the ceremony: