My graduation certificate - Section contents

Your graduation certificate is also known as a testamur, award or degree certificate, parchment, or scroll.

You will receive your graduation certificate at your ceremony, or we will post it to you after the ceremony if you are not attending. If you have completed a concurrent diploma, you will receive a separate testamur for it (in addition to your degree certificate).

I’m graduating in absentia: when will I receive my certificate?


Certificate content and dimensions

  • Size: A4, 297mm (high) x 210mm (wide) (15.8in x 10.4in)
  • Paper: Printed on watermarked paper with the University crest at the top
  • University seal: Embossed with the University Seal
  • Folder: Presented in a flat diploma folder
  • Details: Displays your name, degree title, and date of graduation

Your certificate does not include:


Certificate wording

Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate:

This is to certify that

NAME*

was duly admitted to the degree of

DEGREE TITLE

(Honours OR Distinction and/or specialisation if appropriate**)

in the University of Melbourne

on

DATE

Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, Diploma, Professional Certificate, Specialist Certificate:

This is to certify that

NAME*

was duly granted the

AWARD TITLE

(specialisation if appropriate**)

in the University of Melbourne

on

DATE

* Your name will be printed on your testamur as it appears on your student record. You can submit a name change request with the University if you need to update or change your name before your ceremony.

** For a list of approved award titles please refer to the Academic Board Regulation, Part 3- Awards and Qualification, Division 2- Abbreviations, nomenclature and testamurs.


Replacement certificates

You can order a replacement testamur via our eCommerce website. A $200 replacement fee applies for:

  • Name changes
  • Lost certificates, or
  • Damaged certificates (unless caused by natural disasters).

The fee does not apply for:

  • Reissue of certificates not received.