Your graduation certificate

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

Graduation ceremonies will not take place in 2020

Following the Victorian Government’s response to COVID-19, the University of Melbourne will not hold traditional graduation ceremonies in 2020. In the meantime, we will deliver a graduation celebration hub to mark the occasion. For more information on graduation plans, visit the Graduation page.

Your graduation certificate will be sent to your preferred postal address after your graduation (conferral date). If you have completed a concurrent diploma, you will receive a separate testamur for it (in addition to your graduation certificate). You will also receive access to a free digital copy of your graduation 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

Find below the sample wording structure that will appear in your graduation certificate:

Sample degree wording

Sample diploma & certificate wording

* 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 graduation (conferral date).

** For a list of approved award titles, please refer to the Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy.

Replacement certificates

You can order a replacement testamur via our eCommerce website. A $225 replacement fee applies for:

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

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