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The online application process is now open!

Tickets for the 2015 graduation ceremonies can be purchased via the UCL Student Information Portal (Portico).

All eligible students will shortly receive an email, sent to their UCL email address, inviting them to apply via Portico. This will be followed by a letter posted to students' 'contact' address taken from their student record.

You will need your UCL userid and password to access Portico. If you have completed your programme at UCL you retain access to Portico for up to a year.

If you have forgotten your Portico userid or your password has expired please contact the Information Systems Division (ISD) Service Desk. The Service Desk can only assist the account holder and may ask you some security questions. For those who have registered for ISD User Authentication Service, you can reset your password online on the website

You must read and accept the UCL 2015 Graduation Ceremony Terms and Conditions as part of the ticket application.

I have a debt to UCL, how does this effect my attendance?

Any student wishing to attend a graduation ceremony must settle debts in full to enable tickets to be released to them.

If you receive an email from the Student Support and Events Team that you have a debt which will affect your graduation ceremony tickets please check the email to see who you should contact about paying your debt.

If you are not attending

If you wish to defer your attendance to the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies please complete the Defer Request form by 30 October 2015.

How will I get my degree certificate?

We do not present degree certificates at graduation ceremonies. Your certificate will be posted to you. Please refer to the Your Degree page for more information.

I would still like to have my photograph taken in academic dress, how can I arrange this?

We hold Non-ceremony Photography Sessions once a term where you can have professional photographs taken in academic dress, and with friends and family. Please refer to our photography page for more information.

Once you have applied

On completion of the 2015 online application (accessed via Portico) you will receive an email confirming the payment you have made via the Barclaycard Payonline system and an email acknowledging your application. If you do not receive either of these communications please contact the Student Support and Events Team as soon as possible.

All communications after your initial application will be via letter and it is therefore essential that you keep your ‘contact address’ up to date on your Portico record.

All dates are provisional and no ticket requests are confirmed until you have received your confirmation letter in late May 2015. We do not advise you or your guests to make travel or accommodation arrangements until this has been received.

Cancellations and Refunds

To cancel tickets that you have already requested and paid for, you should download and complete the Cancellation and Refund Request form, making sure to include your signature. In order to receive a full refund, all cancellations and refund requests should be received before 4pm (British Summer Time) on 05 June 2015.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests will be coming from outside of the EU to attend a UCL Graduation Ceremony you will require a visa to enter the UK. We strongly advise all graduands and guests to read through our guidance document and consult the relevant pages of the UK Visas and Immigration website before applying for their visa.

If you have any questions about visa applications please email the UCL Rights and Advice office.


Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.