As a graduand, you may choose to attend the ceremony or graduate in absentia.

Graduate without attending a ceremony (Absentia)

You can choose to graduate without attending the ceremony.  This is called graduating in absentia and means your award is conferred at the ceremony and you will receive your award certificate (testamur) and official academic transcript later.

Graduands may personally collect their award certificate and official academic transcript on the week after the ceremony from Student Administrative Services. Please present your student ID card when collecting your academic records.

Please note, if you send someone to collect your documents they must have a letter of authority from the graduand and identification. Please ensure that the authorised individual produces either a valid Driver’s License or FNPF Card or Passport. The letter must state the graduands student identification number and programme of study that he/she is graduating in.

Opening Hours

Student Administrative Services – Laucala Campus
SAS building behind the fale/bure’s opposite the USP Fitness Centre (for USP ITS7 lab).
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday     8:30am to 1:00pm & 2:00pm to 3:00pm,

Please note that Certificates cannot be reprinted or replaced thus keep your copy safely.

There is no charge to graduate in absentia but you need to inform the following person(s) and state your current postal address:

Laucala Campus
Mr Pio Manaseitava (

Solomon Is Campus
Frances Revo (frances.revo(at) or Doris Pakipota (doris.pakipota(at)

Emalus Campus
Ms Naomi Bolenga (bolenga_n(at)VANUATU.USP.AC.FJ)

Alafua Campus
Ms Seulgee Samuelu (seulgee.samuelu(at)

Tonga Campus
Ms ‘Ana Ve’ehala (ana.veehala(at)