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Certificates

Graduation Certificates

The University only issues ONE ORIGINAL certificate per graduate. Certificates are issued to graduates and diplomates at graduation ceremonies. 

Mini certificates

Please Note: You can only apply for a Mini certificate after you have graduated.

Mini-certificates, (A4 size) are issued when graduates:

  •     Apply for work visa/work permit
  •     Work application and qualification verification
  •     Application for postgraudate studies

This black and white A4 size copy is accepted as proof of having obtained the said degree and has the University seal.The cost of the mini certificate is R50.00 each. Please collect your certificate or arrange with the courier service to have the certificate collected at your cost

Download the mini certificate form.

Please Note : Once you have completed your Mini certificate application form email it to

Gaylene.Austin@wits.ac.za 

Replacement certificates

We do not print certificates for short courses.  Liaise with the respective department where the course was attended.  

Re-issuing of lost or stolen certificates

The Examinations and Graduation Office has strict procedures for re-issuing lost certificates. Should the original degree certificate be lost or damaged you may request a certified copy of the original. An affidavit signed by a Commissioner of Oaths must be completed.

Download the affidavit form

The copy of an 'original' certificate is R150.00. Please collect your certificate or arrange with the courier service to have the certificate collected at your cost.

Certificate requests takes approximately 10 working days to process.

Please note:Only Mini Certificates (A4 size) can be printed for the Johannesburg College of Education prior to 2001. The cost of a mini replacement certificate is R50.00. Please collect your certificate or arrange with the courier service to have the certificate collected at your cost. 

Reprint and Mini certificates will take approximately 10 working days to process.

Download the Mini Certificate form.
Download the Name Change application form.

Uncollected certificates
Graduands who have graduated in absentia or were unable to attend the ceremony must collect certificates (or arrange with the courier service to have the certificate collected at your cost) within 3 months of your graduation.  Thereafter certificates are destroyed and you will be liable for the cost of a new certificate. 

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