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PhD Graduation


Should you have completed the examination process, and be awaiting the arrangements for graduation, please receive our warmest congratulations on successfully completing your PhD.

Stellenbosch University (registrar's division) has provisionally scheduled the FMHS doctoral graduation ceremony for the week of 5 to 9 December, in the Coetzenburg Centre, situated between the Danie Craven Stadium, the Sports Science building and the Maties Gym in Stellenbosch.

The registrar's division takes full, central responsibility for this regulated event. We have been informed that the arrangements can only be confirmed upon formal approval by the highest university body, Senate. The arrangements may also be impacted by Covid protocols. Therefore, the schedule is still being finalised.

Ms Belinda Durelle of the registrar's division has supplied the following information:

  1. Website
  2. Graduation costs - there is no cost involved from our side
  3. Accommodation – each candidate is responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
  4. Academic attire is available on campus to hire/purchase for all present and past graduands for photos and private events. Click here to read more about the hiring process, cost and the hiring form.
    Contact details: Tel: 012 343 2945/7  |  Email:
  5. Graduandi will be offered the chance to have graduation photographs taken. Those interested should kindly use the contact details below to make a booking with the University's official photographers, Stellenbosch Centre for Photography Services (SCPS).

Please expect further information on the website above, and in your email account registered on the student information system, by about ten days prior to graduation. Doctoral graduates usually receive two tickets each for their loved ones to attend the ceremony, on this same timeline.

You are welcome to enquire to Ms Durelle ( at that stage, should you require any information not provided via these two routes.​