University of Zululand (UNIZULU) Graduation Ceremony 2023

UNIZULU Graduation Ceremony 2023 | University of Zululand graduation 2023, list of graduands, convocation fees, gown/attire collection schedule, dress code, time, venue and how to check graduation status online for the 2023 graduation ceremony.

UNIZULU Graduation Ceremony

This is to inform the general public that the management of the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) has announced the official graduation date, gown collection date, fees, event programs as well as the list of graduands for the UNIZULU graduation ceremony 2023 academic year.

About the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) Graduation 2023.

Graduation is one of the most important occasions in the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) academic calendar 2023 where students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, receive their hard-earned degrees and diplomas. Indeed, graduation marks the culmination of many years of personal sacrifice and hard work that have laid the foundation for successful and inspiring careers.

At the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) graduation, Honorary Degrees are also conferred to distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to society, both in South Africa and at a global level. In addition, University Fellowships are conferred on outstanding academics for research excellence as well as The Distinguished Teachers’ Awards are presented to academics for teaching excellence.

Graduation is getting a diploma or academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated with it, in which students become graduates. Before graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day.

The graduation ceremony itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation. Normally, the ceremony and name apply to high school and above (the next ascending levels being Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate)

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Students who are eligible to graduate will receive official invitations to their graduation ceremonies containing details of their ceremony, how to get a gown, and how to organize for photographs

Graduands will be issued with graduation gowns at their respective student’s faculty office on the week of graduation. All graduation regalia must be returned in time and those returned after the deadline shall attract a penalty fee.

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University of Zululand (UNIZULU) Graduation Ceremony 2023:

Students and guests must dress formally. All graduates must wear academic attire.

NOTE: Be inform that this post will be updated, kindly check the page frequently or bookmark it for 2023 graduation updates.

Application for Degree/Diploma Certificates

The University requires one day to process your application for a degree/diploma certificate. If you have graduated and did not receive your certificate for whatever reason, you are requested to come to campus and provide us with information in the morning. You will then be expected to collect your certificate after 13h00 on the same day. Unfortunately, a certificate cannot be processed at the same time when you make your application.

Verification of Biographical Data for Inclusion in the Programme form and Online Verification

Online graduation verification

Graduation Attire

Please be advised that all graduation gear (gown, hood and cap) must be purchased or hired from Birch’s T & Co (Pty) Ltd, the official service provider to the University. Please make your bookings in this regard in advance.You will not be allowed to graduate if the colour of your academic gear is incorrect. Birch’s T & Co (Pty) Ltd can be contacted via email at or by phoning +27 46 622 7010.All graduands are expected to be punctual for all sessions. Doors to the hall will be closed promptly at 09h00 for morning sessions and 14h00 for afternoon sessions.

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Seating Arrangements

Tickets for the candidates’ seats will be issued at Admin Foyer, near ABSA Bank. Tickets for the candidates’ guests will be included. Candidates must take their seats 30 minutes prior to the opening of each ceremony.

Number of tickets for guests

Every graduate whose name appears on the final published graduation list has a reserved seat and is allowed four tickets for their guests;
• Tickets can be collected at the Admin Building foyer a few days prior to your ceremony as well as on the day of your ceremony;
Please note that we do not have any ‘extra tickets’ nor are tickets for sale. Only sufficient tickets are printed as per the capacity of the graduation venue.


An official photographer will take photographs during the graduation ceremony. Graduands may order (at their own cost) individual photographs from the photographer. For bookings and reservation, please download their forms below.

Photos in Seconds
Tel: 071 943 3990/ 083 981 0238
Fax: 086 695 6636
Photos In Seconds Pre Order Form

Birch’s T & Co (Pty) Ltd
P.O Box 66
Phone: +27 46 622 7010
Fax: +27 46 622 5091
Birch’s T & Co Pre-Order Form

Doctoral candidates

All doctoral candidates are kindly requested to convene 30 minutes prior to the ceremony at the foyer of the King Bhekuzulu Hall.

Graduation in absentia
  • If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, you will graduate in absentia;
  • The prescribed fee when graduating in absentia is R293;
  • The onus is on you to inform the Certification Office that you will be graduating in absentia;
  • Once the prescribed fee has been paid, the certificate will be posted to you to the address provided;
  • Certificates not handed over at the ceremony will be retained by the University;
  • When collecting certificates, graduates must produce their original ID document.
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Lost certificates and duplicates

You are only entitled to one original degree certificate. You may apply for a duplicate copy of your degree certificate should your original certificate be lost or damaged;

  • Applications for a duplicate certificate must be accompanied by an affidavit certified by a Commissioner of Oaths.
  • An amount of R430 will be payable;
  • Upon collection of the duplicate certificate, proof of payment is to be submitted to the Certification Office.
  • click here to download  Application for duplicate certificate


For more information you can download the graduation booklet

Graduation booklet


Faculty of Arts
035 902 6036

Faculty of Education
035 902 6035

Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law
035 902 3901

Faculty of Science and Agriculture
035 902 6282

Richards Bay Campus
035 902 6924

Certification Office

Ms Thami Mngadi: Manager: Certification
Tel: 035 902 6476

Mr BP Nkwanyana: Senior Admin Officer
Tel: 035 902 6278

Ms S Radebe: Admin Officer
Tel: 035 902 6029
Email :

Mr S P Cele: Assistant Administrator
Tel: 035 902 6198

Please email for all Certification Office queries

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) graduation list has been successfully uploaded online, to check your graduation status, date, time, and venue; kindly visit the official school website: Team congratulates all the successful graduands that made it out of the University of Zululand (UNIZULU).

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  1. Hi I’m good hope you good too I just want to know about graduation wheather we still have to graduate or we will collect our certificate


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