Information on how you will receive your degree certificate, including how to arrange postage or a courier service.

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Attending graduation

If you attend your ceremony you will get your certificate on the day. 

Not attending graduation

If you are not attending graduation you need to register your intention to graduate in absentia. Doing so not only gives you the opportunity to confirm your personal details, but also to provide an address for us to post your certificate to following the ceremonies (if you don't complete this process, we are unable to issue your certificate).

It is not possible for someone to collect your certificate on your behalf at the graduation ceremony.

Postage of certificates

Certificates to the UK

Certificates sent to addresses within the United Kingdom are sent by second class mail as standard. However, if you would like your certificate sending by a tracked service, we can send it using Royal Mail Special Delivery.

The deadline for purchasing this delivery method has now passed.

Certificates to overseas addresses

Royal Mail is unable to provide a tracking service for most overseas countries so we cannot send certificates using their International Track and Sign service. Certificates are therefore sent by standard airmail.

However, if you would like to have your certificate sent to you using the DHL Express Worldwide service we can arrange this for you. The cost for this service is dependent on the destination country and is available to more than 220 countries worldwide. 

Please see the table below for pricing details.

The deadline for purchasing this method of delivery as now passed.

This table lists our most popular destinations. If your country is not listed, view the full list here

Country Zone Cost per certificate (inc VAT)
Afghanistan 10 £74.58
Australia 8 £57.30
Bahrain 9 £59.34
Canada 7 £57.00
China, People's Republic of 8 £57.30
Hong Kong 8 £57.30
India 8 £57.30
Indonesia 8 £57.30
Iran 10 £74.58
Iraq 10 £74.58
Korea, DPR (North Korea) 10 £74.58
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) 8 £57.30
Malaysia 8 £57.30
Nigeria 10 £74.58
Pakistan 10 £74.58
Saudi Arabia 9 £59.34
Singapore 8 £57.30
Taiwan 8 £57.30
Thailand 8 £57.30
Trinidad and Tobago 10 £74.58
Turkey 5 £55.80
United Arab Emirates 8 £57.30
USA 6 £45.60

We cannot issue certificates to a third party on your behalf.

Certificates lost in transit

Although the vast majority of certificates are received, occasionally some items will get 'lost'. In order to guarantee the delivery of your certificate, we strongly advise you to use one of the guaranteed methods above.

Should your certificate not arrive using these methods please contact us. If you choose a standard service for delivery, you will need to order a replacement certificate (for which the usual fee will be charged) from Student Services.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.