Graduating in absentia

If you do not wish to attend a ceremony in person and would like your certificate sent to you, please apply to graduate in absentia.  If you have already graduated but have not yet received your certificate you can apply now via Student Self Service.

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.

Certificate postage fees Cost
DHL Courier Delivery £22
Royal Mail UK Signed For Delivery (UK only) £7.50

Pre-2011 Graduates

If you were eligible to graduate prior to 2011 but did not complete an application, please contact

Receiving your certificate

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 of the month you have applied in) for delivery of your certificate.

Key information

Student Service Centre - UK campuses