Award Certificate

You are required to settle all outstanding fees/charges/library liabilities before collecting your academic dress (if applicable) and/award certificate. Otherwise, the University will withhold the issuance of all types of academic documents to you (including award certificates and transcripts).

The following table illustrates the Certificates Collection Period for graduands with the respective graduation dates:

Students graduating by the end of Date/Period of Approval by Academic Board Graduation Date* Certificates Collection Period
Semester 1@ By March 31 March Late April to Early May Note 1
Semester 2# By August 31 August October Note 2
Summer Semester^ By October 31 October December Note 2

@ PhD, EdD, MPhil and Taught Postgraduate Programmes only.
# All programmes, except the Certificate for Professional Development Programmes for which the issuance date of award certificates is the date of approval by AB.
^ All programmes, only applicable for programmes with a lengthened Semester 2 extending to the summer (e.g. 2-year HD(KG), MSScPSY(SCS) and some individual students who have outstanding courses for completion in Summer Semester in order to graduate.
*  Adopted as the issuance date for printing in award certificate.

Note 1: Announcement of the details of the arrangement of certificates collection will normally be made by the respective Faculty/Department/School within 4-6 weeks after the graduation date (i.e. 31 March).
Note 2: Announcement of collection period of award certificates will normally be made by Registry within 4-6 weeks after the graduation date (i.e. 31 August and 31 October) separately.