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Strathmore University

2022 Graduation Instructions

The Academic Division wishes to notify all members of the class of 2022 about graduation details relating to the application for graduation, clearance and gown collection.

  1. Apply for graduation online by completing the Graduation Application form in the Students’ Academic Module and pay the appropriate convocation fee as detailed here.
  • PhD 15,000
  • Masters  8,100 (SBS has an extra charge that will be communicated)
  • Post Graduate Diploma 8,100
  • Undergraduate 7,700
  • Diploma 5,500

Convocation fees are paid to the SU bank account as with other fees. The same amounts can be charged on any excess fee payments already paid.

Applications should be made after the confirmation of records and payment of fees balances with effect from Wednesday, 6th July 2022 The end date for the application will be Friday, 23rd September 2022

  1. Online Exit Survey

As part of the university improvement process, all graduating students are required to fill in the exit survey. This is done before application for clearance. Kindly give feedback to help improve the Strathmore Experience.

  1. Clearance

Students intending to graduate are required to clear from the university. The online link to Strathmore University clearance is


  • Departments will clear all applicants who will have applied for graduation by Friday, 30th September 2022. Clearance starts at the school or faculty confirming all students’ details. “Pending status” means the school is checking and will clear one in due course.
  • The clearance system will auto-clear one from all departments except Finance which has to close your financial records.
  • Graduands who would like the order of names to be changed on the graduation certificate are required to do so through their school administrators.
  • University transcripts follow the order in AMS (Surname- First Name- Other Names)
  • Collection of graduation gowns from schools is scheduled for Monday, 19th September 2022 and should be returned by Wednesday, 25th October 2022. A late gown return will attract a daily surcharge of 200.
  • You will be expected to surrender your SU ID as you collect your gown or when picking up your certificate and transcripts.


Students intending to graduate in 2022 should note the academic regulations indicate that:

  • A student who has not satisfied all the requirements for graduation will not be awarded the corresponding diploma/conferred with the corresponding degree.
  • Students with a graduation grievance have to withdraw from the graduation process until the matter is resolved.
  • Once the diploma is awarded/degree is conferred during the graduation ceremony, no changes will be made.
  • For the planning and organization of the graduation ceremony; only those students who have filed an Application for Graduation by the stipulated time will be included in the graduation list.


For any clarifications and concerns, kindly write to: registraracademic@strathmore.edu or contact your school administrator


The Academic Division congratulates the class of 2022.


Stephen Ng’ang’a

University Registrar

  • Graduation is open only to registered students of the University who have fulfilled both the academic and fee requirements of their programme and who have been approved for the appropriate award by the Academic Council (thereafter referred to as Graduands).
  • In order to become a graduate of the University, Graduands must apply for Graduation by completing the graduation application form which is issued by the Schools/Faculties and pay the appropriate fee as set by the University. A Graduand will not be deemed to be a Graduate of the University until they have applied for and completed the process of graduation at the University Graduation and Awards Ceremony, either in person or in absentia.
  • Potential Graduands are required to apply for Graduation within the specified registration period by utilizing University Graduation Procedures as determined by the University and notified to potential Graduands through official notice boards throughout the University, the University website and Students’ Handbook.
  • Potential Graduands will be registered for Graduation in the name that is recorded on the Students’ University Record at the time the award decision was made by the Academic Council. The Certificate will bear the registered name of the Graduand, and shall not be changed once the period for confirmation of records stated hereunder has lapsed.
  • Potential graduands should confirm their Students’ University records and clear all fees balances at least one month to the graduation, failure to which no appeals will be accepted.
  • Appeals: Regulations regarding appeals against awards are as follows:
    a) Once a Graduand has graduated from the University, he/she is deemed to have accepted the award as approved by the Academic Council and to have become a Graduate of the University. Academic appeals from Graduates against marks, types of degrees or awards approved by the Academic Council will not be considered by the University.
    b) Any appeals against an award approved by the Academic Council must be done in writing to the Vice Chancellor not less than 14 days before the graduation ceremony. No appeals will be accepted outside this period.
    c) Graduands who lodge an academic appeal have the following options:
    i. Attend the graduation ceremony as planned while the appeal is being considered;
    ii. Defer graduation until the next set of ceremonies by which time the result of the appeal will be known;
    iii. Graduate in absentia and await the outcome of their appeal.
    d) Graduands who wish to take up option (i) will be included in the graduation listings with the award they are appealing against. They will not be given their award certificate after the ceremony but will receive a letter of completion. Once the appeal has been heard and a decision made the certificate will be issued in accordance with the decision of the appeal.
    e) Graduands who wish to take up option (ii) will be invited to attend the next graduation ceremony once the decision of their appeal has been reached. The certificate will be presented to them after the ceremony.
    f) Graduands who wish to take up option (iii) will be included in the graduation lists and their certificate will be awarded once a decision has been made. The graduate will not be invited to attend another ceremony.
    g) Graduands who appeal against the decision of an Academic council which states that they are not eligible for an award shall not be included in the Graduation Lists.

Graduation for SOA professional course students (ACCA, CPA, CISA and CISM) who have successfully completed their examinations will be on Tuesday 22 November 2022

Convocation Fee:   Ksh3,000
Please contact Njeri Kanyugo, email address: nkanyugo@strathmore.edu for further details