To be eligible for Graduation, you must:


  • have accumulated and been successfully awarded a minimum of 300 credits from your undergraduate course of study by 5 July 2024, with at least 60 credits  achieved at level 6 at the University of Portsmouth or
  • have successfully completed  your course of study as a postgraduate (taught) student, in or before the year this Graduation will take place or
  • have, as a postgraduate (research) student, successfully submitted your final thesis before 5 July 2024.

You are not eligible for Graduation if you’re:

  • Registered on a short course (and none of the above apply to you)
  • Accepting an "exit" award (an award lower than the award you’re registered for)

More information on eligibility can be found in our Awards of the University of Portsmouth document, alternatively, you can, contact or visit the MyPort Information Hub



Further Information

If you’ve completed more than one eligible course, you can celebrate your achievements for each of your courses if they fall in the same year. You should receive an invitation from the Graduation Team to book a ticket for each course you have studied.

If you are studying at a partner institution on a collaborative programme, your institution may hold its own Graduation ceremony. The Graduation team will contact you if you are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Portsmouth. 

If you have a query about your eligibility to attend a University of Portsmouth graduation ceremony, please ask your home institution for more details, or contact the Graduation Team on

Unfortunately, if you have any outstanding tuition fees or other University-related debt, such as library fines or halls fees, you will not be able to attend graduation.  


Any outstanding debt should be settled before 5 July 2024.  You can make payments via your Student View online account.   For further information and guidance on how to pay, please see our Make a Payment webpage.  You can also contact the finance team by email at, or by calling +44 (0) 23 9284 5533 


We appreciate managing debt can be challenging and stressful. Support and advice is available from our Student Support Services team by contacting them at or on 02392 84 3014.


We will consider requests to defer attendance at graduation in exceptional circumstances, such as (but not limited to):


  • Bereavement
  • Illness (you or a family member)
  • Deployment
  • Jury service

Deferral would usually only be granted for one academic year.


A deferral will not normally be granted due to attendance at other events (such as holidays).


Requesting a Deferral

If you are due to graduate this year you will be able to submit a deferral request when the MyGraduation booking system opens. You will need to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances and can upload supporting documents when you fill in the form. 

If you wish to be considered for a deferral you should submit your request before the booking system closes. 

If you were due to graduate last year and were unable to attend, please contact the graduation team to discuss your options. 

The decision is made on behalf of the Academic Registrar and cannot be changed once it has been confirmed. 

We appreciate that not all circumstances can be predicted. If you have any issues, after 30 June, that will affect your attendance at graduation, please contact the Graduation team as soon as you can.