The process of conferment of degree is as indicated below:
Students complete all requirements for award of degree.
Students will be put up to the monthly Board of Graduate Studies (BGS) and Associate Provost for approval of award of degree. (1)
The conferment list will subsequently be presented to Pro-Chancellor to confer the degrees. (2)
Upon Pro-Chancellor’s conferment of degree, the Office of Academic Services will issue the conferment letters to students. (3)
(1) Research Students must have completed the thesis examination/re-examination and passed the oral examination with no further amendments required in order to be presented to the monthly Board of Graduate Studies for award of degree. Also, if the oral examination report is received from the School after the deadline for the current month’s BGS, the student will be included in the next month’s BGS instead.
(2) Conferment letters can only be issued upon the conferment of the Pro-Chancellor.
(3) Students with outstanding fees owed to the University will have their conferment letters withheld till the outstanding fees are settled in full.
The entire conferment process may take at least 2 months* before the conferment letter can be issued. In the meantime, the University can issue an official certification letter to certify the student’s latest status. The request for this letter can be submitted via GSLink. [*For Ph.D. students, it is from the date of receipt of the oral examination report from the School certifying student has passed the oral examination.]
Conferment letters will be sent to students’ mailing address as in our record. It is students’ responsibility to update any changes in mailing addresses via GSLink.