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Graduation Information

The next set of Graduation Ceremonies will take place from 15-17 September 2021.

Eligible graduates will receive information related to the ceremonies by 31 July 2021.

Contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for queries.

 

If you have lost your certificate or if it has been destroyed, please complete the online form below:
Click here to obtain a replacement degree.
 

If you have fees outstanding regardless of the type of bursar/funder (even if on NSFAS) or if you already have a payment arrangement in place, you must contact Student Credit Management in order to remain part of the graduation and sign an AoD at least 3 weeks before your graduation date.

If you fall within the categories below you must sign an AoD:
awaiting any funding settlements
awaiting NSFAS settlements
have a persal arrangement in place
have an existing arrangement previously made with Student Credit Management
The graduate must contact Student Credit Management by no later than 7 April 2021.  Please email gradscm@uwc.ac.za to make arrangements for the graduation processes. This is only applicable to South African citizens.

If you intend to settle your account, payment has to reflect on your student account at least 3 weeks before your gradation date.

Signing an AoD means you will receive an officials letter of completion with a graduation date and have the degree conferred upon you.  It allows you to be part of the graduation and receive your certificate once your fees have been settled in full. 

Should you not sign an AoD you will not be part of this graduation and even if your fees are settled in full later, you will need to wait for the next graduation to be a part of that one and receive a certificate then only. 
 
All international students are required to pay the full tuition and residence fees upfront, every year prior to registration. If you intend to settle your account, payment has to reflect on your student account at least 3 weeks before your graduation date.

2021 VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONIES 3-6 MAY 2021

CEREMONY 1 - Monday, 3 May 2021 - Arts and Humanities
(Click here for the Finalised Graduation Booklet published on 2 May 2021 - contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for any errors)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CEREMONY 1

CEREMONY 2 - Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - Community and Health Sciences, Dentistry and Law 
(Click here for the Finalised Graduation Booklet published on 2 May 2021 - contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for any errors)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CEREMONY 2

CEREMONY 3 - Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - Natural Sciences and Education
(Click here for the Finalised Graduation Booklet published on 4 May 2021 - contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for any errors)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CEREMONY 3

CEREMONY 4 - Thursday, 6 May 2021 - Economic and Management Sciences 
(Click here for the Finalised Graduation Booklet published on 5 May 2021 - contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for any errors)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CEREMONY 4


2020 VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY 18 DECEMBER 2020

CEREMONY 1 - Friday, 18 December 2020  

(Click here for the Finalised Graduation Booklet published on 18 December 2021 - contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for any errors)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CEREMONY  - 18 Dec 2020
 

Graduates will be able to access a recording of the conferral (graduation ceremony) via the University website from 10h00 as per the published dates.

The Chancellor will constitute the conferral ceremony and confer degrees, diplomas and certificates in the University to all those that appear in the booklet presented to him.

Graduates will have their Full Name and Degree conferred, presented on screen.

At this point degrees, diplomas and certificates will have been officially conferred.

Certificates will be available for collection from the Helpdesk, Administration Building (Bellville Campus) on the day of your graduation from 10h00 to 15h00 and on every business day thereafter until 7 May 2021. Please bring along your ID, Passport or Drivers License for verification. Graduates will receive a permit to access campus via their UWC student email on 1 May 2021. The access permit will only be valid as per the dates stipulated on the permit. When collecting certificates, the graduate may only be accompanied by one other person (if required).

If a graduate cannot collect their certificate they may request it to be couriered to them by clicking here.

Please note certificates are only issued to graduates who have settled all their University fees.
Graduates who have signed an Acknowledgement of Debt and are graduating with fees outstanding will not receive a certificate but a letter of completion instead. Once all fees have been settled you may contact the Graduations Office to obtain your certificate. Letters of completion will be emailed to all students there is no need to collect these from campus.

On the day of your graduation you will receive:
- An electronic copy of your certificate (if you have no fees outstanding. A payment arrangement or AoD does not qualify one for a certificate)
- A letter of completion (all graduates)
- An academic transcript (if you have no fees outstanding. A payment arrangement or AoD does not qualify one for a certificate)

The University's preferred supplier of academic attire is House of Graduates and you can contact them via http://houseofgraduates.co.za/.

Degree Certificates will be available for collection from the Main Gate on 18 December 2020 from 12:00 - 15h00 and on every business day thereafter until 22 December (12h00 - 15h00). If a graduate cannot collect their certificate they may request it to be couriered to them and this will be done from 11 January 2021.

Electronic certificates will be emailed to graduates from 19-22 December 2020.

Graduates who have signed an Acknowledgement of Debt and are graduating with fees outstanding will not receive a certificate but a letter of completion instead. Once all fees have been settled you may contact the Graduations Office to obtain your certificate.

Please find the Collect or Courier Degree Certificate - December 2020 link below.
https://forms.gle/SCCg2ybKcQcBKoWL7

Please bring along your ID, Passport or Drivers License for verification.

For queries, contact graduation@uwc.ac.za

Please note that an error in the awarding of a degree, diploma or certificate, or in the level of distinction achieved, does not give the candidate/student the right to the associated pass mark or the award of said certificate, diploma or degree.