Degree certificates

Once you have your degree conferred at a degree ceremony in person or in absentia you will automatically receive a degree certificate. Students who complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for teacher training or who receive an exit award (e.g. a postgraduate certificate or diploma) will receive an award certificate from the department.

Additional copies of paper degree certificates cannot be ordered. If your degree certificate is lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement certificate — there is a charge for this service. Following the launch of the eDocuments Service in summer 2022, it will be possible to request electronic degree certificates. For further details please refer to

The name which is held for you on the University’s central records system at the time when you complete your degree (are granted ‘leave to supplicate’) will be the name on your Degree Certificate and Degree Confirmation Letter. The only retrospective changes that can be made are where an administrative error has occurred or where the University is required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, please check that the information in your student record on Student Self Service is correct, prior to completing your studies. For example, that all your middle names are present and correct and that any special characters such as letters with accents are correctly represented. If you need to make any changes to your name, you will be required to present official documentation such as a passport or birth certificate for us to enact the change.

Please note: If you need official confirmation that you have successfully completed the requirements for your degree before it has been formally conferred at a graduation ceremony you can order a Degree Confirmation Letter from the University’s online shop free of charge. The letter will confirm that you have successfully completed your course at the University of Oxford, the dates of attendance and the classification you received (if applicable) and it can be used for most official purposes before you receive your certificate. To order a Degree Confirmation Letter please see

Updated on: 08/08/2022