Applying to graduate

If you do not wish to attend a ceremony, you may elect to graduate in absentia. Please apply now.

Were you eligible to graduate before 2011?

If you were eligible to graduate before 2011 but have not yet made an application to graduate you should contact Academic Registry or +44 (0)131 451 3727


It is essential in many cases to apply to graduate before you receive formal notification of your results.  However, if you have made an application but do not subsequently receive an award decision you will not be eligible to graduate. 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 graduate in November 2018 even if you have applied to do so.

Outstanding debt

You are advised to settle any outstanding debts by 11 October 2018 if you intend to graduate in November 2018.

Receiving your certificate

Your certificate can either be mailed to you by Recorded Delivery or you can opt to have your certificate sent via courier which incurs an additional £25 charge. We have been experiencing problems with delivery to countries with unreliable postal services. In these cases we do recommend using DHL however, this is not mandatory.

Please allow 4-6 weeks from your graduation date for delivery.

If you are applying to graduate in absentia after your graduation date please allow 4-6 weeks from the deadline date (last day on the month you have applied in) for delivery of your certificate.