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Graduand Tickets

The deadline to apply for tickets for the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies was 4pm (BST) 26 April 2016.

The online application has now closed and we are no longer accepting any new applications from students.

If you did not apply in time for the ceremonies this year and have not previously deferred your attendance, you can still attend a ceremony in 2017 by completing a Defer Request Form .

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.

UCL Graduation Ceremony Terms and Conditions

If you are not attending

If you wish to defer your attendance to the 2017 Graduation Ceremonies please complete the Defer Request Form by 31 October 2016.

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.

Next Steps

Confirmation of Attendance

After you have received your confirmation email/letter you can start to plan your day. Please ensure you have read through all the documentation you have been sent and contact us at if you have any questions.

Additional Tickets

Graduands who have already applied to attend the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies who wish to purchase additional guest tickets, should email to check availability. Additional guest tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability.

Cancellations and Refunds

The deadline to cancel your tickets and receive a refund was 4pm (BST) 10 June 2016, therefore no refund will be given for any cancelled tickets now. If you are no longer able to attend the ceremonies, you should download and complete the Cancellation of Attendance form, making sure to include your signature. Unfortunately we will not be able to refund any cancelled tickets now.

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.