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It has been necessary to revise the December 2016 suite of graduation ceremonies as a result of protest action.

Only Masters and Doctoral qualifiers will have the option of attending a ceremony. This will take place on 20 December 2016. Please see the graduation split and graduation information booklet under Downloads.

All other students will graduate in absentia on 23 December 2016. Please see the notice under Downloads for more information.

Graduation is the highlight of the university calendar. Undergraduate and postgraduate students receive their degrees at ceremonies that take place twice a year at UCT: in a one- or two-day event in June, or during the main graduation week in mid-December.

The university also confers honorary degrees on distinguished visitors who have made a valuable contribution to society. Other awards which are conferred during graduation include:

Live Streaming of Graduation Ceremonies

Do you have family and friends who cannot attend your graduation but would like to see you graduate? They can go to the main page of the UCT website and click on the Graduation Streaming link, then watch the whole ceremony online as it happens.

Please note that you need to use IE9 and above to view the stream, however we recommend using Google Chrome for best support.

Find more information about graduation ceremonies in the downloads column (on the right).

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December 2016


December 2016 Graduation Ceremonies (For Masters and PhD students)

Dec 2016 Graduation Information Booklet (For Masters and PhD students

Gordon Harris Photographic Information


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