Celebrate the culmination of your studies with family and friends at your graduation ceremony.
Booking your place
Whether you are a Graduand (a student who is graduating at the end of your final year) or a Historic Graduand (you left College some years ago but have not yet had a graduation ceremony) you can find the information below. Academic degrees date from the second half of the twelfth century. The present ceremony retains all the essential features of its ancient predecessors, with the proceedings still conducted in Latin.
It is only possible for one degree to be conferred in person at a ceremony. Any prior or lower degree(s) will be conferred in absentia at the same ceremony. Please contact the Academic Office firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The University will not accept cancellations within 60 days of a degree ceremony (unless there are mitigating circumstances) and those who are unable to attend will get their degree in absentia without the opportunity to take your degree in person at a later date. Contact the Academic Office on email@example.com to ask to be removed from the waiting list at least 60 days ahead of the ceremony if you need to cancel or be transferred onto another waiting list.
MA by entitlement, Religion and ceremony
Candidates for the MA (Master of Arts) must hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oxford. For more information, please see:
Candidates should normally have entered upon the 21st term from their matriculation with the exception of candidates who have taken their BA and who:
- Matriculated as Senior Status students, who become eligible in their 18th term.
- Have taken either a BM or BCL, who become eligible in their 19th term.
- Have taken a D.Phil. who are eligible at any time.
For the degree of Master of Arts, a fee of £40 is payable to the University and this fee can be paid via the University's Online Shop. A separate MA fee of £10 is payable to the College.
Further information about graduation
Should you require confirmation of your degree and/or dates of attendance for employers, prospective employers and educational institutions, please contact the Degree Conferrals Office - University of Oxford Degree Verification.
Prospective employers may request verification of qualifications via the University website.
Visa letters - for family members to attend graduation
For non-EEA family members of graduands requiring a visa support letter for travel to the UK to attend a graduation ceremony. Please follow the instructions below, providing the details with relevant scanned documents and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests must be made to the Academic Office at least two months prior to your graduation ceremony, taking into account the date of your appointment with the Embassy of the country of residence so as to allow plenty of time for the administration process.