Posthumous awards

If a student has passed away, a family member can request a posthumous award. This is subject to approval by University Council.

There are three options:

  • graduating in attendance, with a family member representing the deceased student
  • graduating without attending a ceremony (in absentia) and receiving the award certificate (testamur) in the mail
  • family receiving the certificate from the faculty at a private occasion.

The family needs to advise the student's faculty which option they prefer. For posthumous award procedures, staff should see the procedure below.

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