Time for celebration
You've put in a lot of hard work. And now you're ready to gain your
Graduation is a very special time for all of our online students.
It marks the culmination of study with Edinburgh Business School
and the starting point of the next exciting phase of your career.
Successful students receive their awards from Heriot-Watt
University. The graduation ceremonies are a celebration of
achievement and an opportunity for you to meet your fellow
Where and when
Graduation ceremonies take place twice yearly in Edinburgh at
Heriot-Watt University, in June and November. Additional ceremonies
are held at Heriot-Watt University campuses in Dubai and Kuala
Eligible students have the option to graduate in person, at the
next available ceremony, defer their graduation until a later
ceremony, or graduate in absentia in April or September. Students who graduate in absentia will also have the option to attend the next
available ceremony in person.
Whether you've studied for an online MBA, MSc, DBA or PhD, we
ensure that your graduation is truly a time for celebration. When
you have met the requirements for your degree, your eligibility for
the award must be signed off by the Business School and Heriot Watt
University. Once this has happened, you will be sent an email which
will contain all the information you need to register and pay for
Please note that eligible graduands have two years to register and
attend a graduation ceremony, after which you will be able to
graduate in absentia.
Edinburgh Business School and Heriot Watt University are prohibited
from inviting any person to this country by the UK Border’s Agency
and we comply totally with their directive.
The only visa needed to enter the UK by one of our graduands is the
Standard Visitor Visa, the application of which does not require a
letter or email from a University.