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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 11 to 15 December 2023. Graduation will take place in the Coetzenburg Centre, situated between the Danie Craven Stadium, the Sports Science building and the Maties Gym in Stellenbosch (barring unforeseen circumstances such as new national health measures).

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 are still being finalised.

Meanwhile, the registrar's division has supplied the following information:

  1. Website
  2. Graduation costs - there is no cost involved from the SU side
  3. Accommodation – each candidate is responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
  4. Visa letter - international graduates in need of an invitation letter to facilitate a visa application, may contact the graduation coordinator, Ms Demi Melton, at
  5. 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:
  6. 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 are likely to receive three tickets each for their loved ones to attend the ceremony, on this same timeline.

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

Click on the images below to see a larger version of the doctoral graduation roll for each FMHS cohort.


Past Graduation Ceremonies

6 December 2022 28 March 2023
15 December 2020 30 March 2021 ​14 December 2021 5 April 2022​
11 December 2018 3 April 2019 10 December 2019 1 April 2020
6 December 2016 14 March 2017 5 December 2017 20 March 2018
December 2014 25 March 2015 9 December 2015 16 March 2016