The attestation certificate is a certificate issued by the Office of the Registrar to confirm graduation. It bears a smart chip at the back and is to be attested by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (MOE). These are to be issued a little earlier than the diploma. The attestation certificate can be used for higher education admission and job searches.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires the SMART Document Attestation chip to be installed on your attestation certificate before MOE can attest it. This chip will prove to the MOE that the AUS attestation certificate you are carrying is authentic.
The MOE requires this chip to be placed on the attestation certificate of each student who has graduated from Fall 2007 onwards. The chip costs AED 200. Students deemed prospective candidates for graduation will have been billed for the smart chip some time after the end of the add and drop period of their expected final semester at AUS. It is important for students to check and see that they have been billed. If you paid the fee in one semester and did not graduate in that semester, you do not need to pay for the chip again.
Attestation Certificate Distribution
You will be informed through your AUS email when attestation certificates are ready for collection. All holds on a student record should be cleared before the attestation certificates can be collected. You may request that the attestation certificate to be couriered to you.
Attesting the AUS Attestation Certificate
For the most current information on how to attest your attestation certificate with the Ministry of Education (MOE), please go to https://www.moe.gov.ae/En/EServices/ServiceCard/pages/AttestationReggraduate.aspx.
Getting More Attestation Certificates
You may request for more than one copy of the attestation certificate and in either English or Arabic at a minimum fee. To do so, please complete the Attestation Certificate Request Form, pay the required fee at the Cashier, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar. For online payments, please contact Student Accounts.
Stated on your diploma are:
Honors Policy (Baccalaureate Students)
Latin honors are calculated based on your cumulative GPA at the end of the semester preceding your commencement.
Honors are granted to those undergraduate students achieving the following academic GPA:
Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.9–4.0)
Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.7–3.89)
Cum Laude (GPA 3.5–3.69)
Contact your program office for further information.
Questions regarding diplomas and the honors policy should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.
Graduates will receive a decorative leather diploma folder during the commencement ceremony. The folder you receive during commencement will be empty. You will be informed through your AUS email when diploma/certificates are ready for collection. All holds on a student record should be cleared before the diploma can be collected.
If the original diploma is lost or misplaced, a replacement can be issued once a police report is presented and submitted with the Replacement of Diploma Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.
In the event the original diploma is damaged, the Replacement of Diploma Request Form needs to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with the damaged diploma attached.
A fee of AED 250 must be paid for the replacement. In addition, another smart chip fee needs to be paid on top of the replacement fee for students who graduated from Fall 2007 onwards.
To download the Replacement of Diploma Request Form, please click here.
The difference between the original diploma and its replacement is identified by the word "Replacement" printed on the top right corner, as shown below.
Please note that the time taken for the replacement to be prepared might vary depending on the availability of the concerned authorities' signatures.