Doctoral Conferment Ceremony


Chalmers was given the right to confer doctorates in 1940. Since then 3,220 PhDs (Engineering), 339 PhDs, 3 PhDs (Economics), one PhD (Medicine) and 213 honorary doctors have been conferred. 

Chalmers organizes a conferment ceremony every spring. 


The next ceremony takes place in the Concert Hall on Saturday May 18 2019.

After the conferment ceremony there is a banquet in the Restaurant at the Student Union House at campus Johanneberg. Buses will transport guests from the ceremony to the campus. 


An invitation to attend this years conferment ceremony is sent to all new doctors from Chalmers in 2018 and to those who decided to postpone their conferment from 2018 to 2019.

To attend the ceremony, the application of a PhD degree has to be rewied and issued by February 28.

The processing of your application begins when the information required is complete and takes approximatley two months.

Please note that the processing can be both shorter an longer due to the work load and that an incomplete application will delay the procedure. If you apply for a degree at the end of a semester the time to get your degree will usually be longer.


For further information on the ceremony and the banquet please contact Events on e-mail;


Published: Thu 14 Oct 2010. Modified: Thu 28 Mar 2019