Conferment ceremony

Uppsala University holds two doctoral conferment ceremonies per year, one at the end of January and the other in late May or early June. Registration must take place by April 1 and November 1 respectively, at which time all coursework must be completed; the thesis defense may be scheduled up to two days before conferment.

Forms and directions are sent to departments from the Conferment Office. May be ordered by phone at 018/471 1705 or 1706. Honorary doctorates are awarded at the winter conferment ceremony. Conferment is usually scheduled at the first possible opportunity upon completion of the degree, but no more than 3 years after completion. The ceremony may include a maximum of 175 people; those who completed exams and defense by April 1 have priority for the spring conferment ceremony.