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Graduation


Balliol's graduation ceremonies take place on several days throughout the year, usually in the Sheldonian Theatre. Degrees must be conferred on you at a ceremony in order to collect your degree certificate, and this can be done in person or in absentia.

Current students: undergraduate/postgraduate taught courses

You will receive an invitation from the University to book online for a place on a ceremony. Look out for this email during Michaelmas Term in your final year.

You will be guaranteed a place on a ceremony in the summer following the end of your degree. If you choose to decline this invitation, but would like to attend a future ceremony, please apply to be added to a waiting list.

Once you have booked through the University, you will be contacted by Balliol to arrange ceremony tickets, lunch, gown hire and photographs. Read the Graduation FAQs for more information.

Current students: postgraduate research courses

You may book a place on a ceremony after receiving your leave to supplicate. Look out for an email invitation from the University to your University email address. If you can't access this email, complete the form to attend a ceremony or register to graduate in absentia.

Please apply to graduate promptly after receiving your leave to supplicate, otherwise you won't be guaranteed a place and might have to go on a waiting list. To check available dates, please email degrees@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Once you have booked, you will be contacted by Balliol to arrange ceremony tickets, lunch, gown hire and photographs. Read the Graduation FAQs for more information.

If you are due to attend a ceremony and would like to change to a different ceremony, please email degrees@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Old Members and MA degrees

Current students are given priority to attend degree ceremonies, while Old Members and those collecting MA degrees are given places where available. If you wish to graduate or to obtain your Oxford MA, please add your name to the waiting list.

To collect your MA degree in absentia, please click here

To collect any other degree in absentia at the next available ceremony, please register here.

If you are due to attend a ceremony, and would like to change to a different ceremony, please email degrees@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Degree Certificates

All students will automatically receive a degree certificate once their degrees have been conferred at a degree ceremony. Students who have passed their examinations but have not yet had their degrees conferred at a degree ceremony can request a degree confirmation letter free of charge. The letter will confirm successful completion of the course at the University of Oxford, the dates of attendance and the classification.

Anyone who commenced their studies during or after Michaelmas term 2007 can request a confirmation letter from the University..

If you commenced your studies at Balliol prior to Michaelmas Term 2007 and require a degree confirmation letter, please complete this online form.

Transcripts

Upon degree completion all students will automatically receive one paper copy of their final transcript. This will be sent to the 'home address' listed in the Student Self Service.

If you commenced your studies during or after Michaelmas term 2007, Additional copies of your transcript may be ordered from the University - please see this page for details.

If you commenced your studies at Balliol prior to Michaelmas Term 2007 and you require either a transcript letter please complete this online form.

Graduation FAQs