Graduands do not require a ticket but they will be expected to register and collect a seating card when they arrives at the venue. 

Guest tickets

Guest tickets can be ordered via the online graduation application for all ceremonies. Please note guest tickets are not posted out, all ordered guest tickets can be picked up on the day of your ceremony.

For the Winter 2019 graduation ceremonies taking place in Dubai, guest tickets are capped at three per graduand.

It will not be possible to purchase extra tickets at the graduation venue.  Please do not arrive for your graduation with extra guests in the hope that tickets will become available as it will not be possible to purchase extra tickets on the day of your ceremony.

Extra Tickets

Extra tickets are available for some ceremonies on a ‘first come, first served basis’*. Please see the table below for guest ticket availability per ceremony. Once capacity is reached, we will update the table below to Ceremony Closed and no further tickets can be purchased for that ceremony.

*only applies to students who applied before the deadline date of Thursday 31 October.  No late applications will be accepted.

How to order extra tickets for graduation ceremonies in Dubai 

All Schools (except Edinburgh Business School*): Extra tickets (subject to availabilty) can be purchased (£76.00 or local equivalent) on a first come first served basis from Monday 11 November until Monday 18 November 2019 in person at the Dubai Student Service Centre, Dubai Campus (Sun – Thurs, 8.30am – 8.30pm; Fri – Sat, 8.30am – 5pm) or by telephone on +44 (0)131 451 8888 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm UK time). 

* Edinburgh Business School students wishing to order extra tickets should call EBS on +44 (0)131 451 3956 from Monday 11 November until Monday 18th November 2019 between the hours of 10am and 4pm. 

We will update this page when tickets for a ceremony are sold out but please note that no extra tickets will be available after 18 November 2019.

Extra Guest Ticket Availability
School Discipline Time Extra Guest Ticket Availability
Wednesday 27 November 2019

School of Social Sciences 1 

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

School of Textiles and Design 

Management (C1)




All programmes E 

6pm  Ceremony Closed
Thursday 28 November 2019

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

School of Social Sciences 2

Edinburgh Business School 1

All programmes F 


Accountancy & Finance (C3), Psychology (C9)

All programmes

11am Ceremony Closed 

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 1

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

All programmes A, D, G


All programmes B

6pm Ceremony Closed


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. If children 5 or under require their own seat, a ticket must be requested for them.

Special arrangements

If you or your guests have special requirements, e.g. a wheelchair user, vision/hearing impaired or claustrophobic etc., or if they have very young children, please indicate this in the special arrangements section of online graduation application.