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Graduation Information

The next GRADUATION CEREMONY will take place on 15 December 2021 at 10h00, VIRTUALLY.

The link to the Graduation Ceremony will be available on this site from 09h50 on 15 December 2021.
 

SEPTEMBER GRADUATION 2021

Click here for the GRADUATION BOOKLET.

Should there be any errors or omissions during the virtual graduation please contact Lynn Poonah (lpoonah@uwc.ac.za)
 
 

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Graduates (with no fees outstanding) will have an electronic copy of their certificate emailed to them on the day of the graduation and will be able to collect or request for their certificates to be couriered to them (see tab below for more information).
Graduates (with no fees outstanding) will have an electronic copy of their academic transcript emailed to them on the day of the graduation. 
All graduates will receive an official completion letter (electronically) that will be signed and stamped and indicate the:
  • qualification obtained,
  • medium of instruction, 
  • conduct of the graduate, and 
  • date degree conferred 
Graduates with fees outstanding (even with payment arrangements in place or Acknowledgements of Debt signed) will only receive an electronic copy of their completion letter. They will not be issued with a certificate (electronic or hard copy) or academic transcript until the required fees have been settled.

Contact graduation@uwc.ac.za for queries.

 

Graduates will be able to access a recording of the conferral (graduation ceremony) via the University website from 10h00 as per the published date (17 September 2021).

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 22 September 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 15 September 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 (emailed to the graduate). 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.

IMPORTANT: Graduates who have not signed a Graduation AoD and are not part of a ceremony, you cannot receive a certificate (even if all fees are settled at a later stage) until you have been part of an official graduation. This means that if you are removed from this graduation, you will need to wait until the next one and only then can you receive a certificate. You can however, still obtain a letter of completion by contacting helpdesk@uwc.ac.za. 

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

CLICK HERE for an oder form and information in respect to graduation photographs offered by House of Graduates (NOTE - NO PHOTO SHOOTS ARE ALLOWED OR WILL BE CONDUCTED ON CAMPUS).

CLICK HERE for information related to graduation photographs (NOTE - NO PHOTO SHOOTS ARE ALLOWED OR WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 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 transcript)

If you have fees outstanding regardless of the type of bursar/funder (even if on NSFAS) or even 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 a Graduation AoD by 18 August 2021 at the latest.

If you fall within the categories below you must sign a Graduation  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 18 August 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 by 23 August 2021 at the latest.

Signing an AoD means you will receive an official 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 by 23 August 2021.

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.
 

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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.