Registration to the doctoral degree conferment ceremony

Please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Master of Ceremonies, Emily Larsson


Registration for doctoral degree conferment ceremony 2023

Welcome to register your participation.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).


On 4 May, the day before the Academic Ceremony, a rehearsal will be held in the afternoon at the Borås Congress Centre. This rehearsal is mandatory. During the rehearsal, we will go through all of the elements that will take place during the ceremony. The time of the rehearsal will be announced later via email.

If you cannot attend the rehearsal or for last minute cancellations, please contact the Master of Ceremonies. 

I will attend the rehearsal *


There are a number of insignia used in connection with the doctoral conferment ceremony to highlight those being awarded a doctorate. At the University of Borås, a hat/laurel wreath, ring, and diploma are used. Which doctoral degree you have earned determines whether you wear a hat or a laurel wreath during the ceremony.


Read more about insignia and which one you should have. 


Hats are reserved for: 

Doctor of Philosophy in Textile Material Technology, Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in Caring Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Resource Recovery (in swedish: Filosofie doktor i resursåtervinning).

The hats are handmade upon request and have to be ordered a couple of months ahead of the ceremony. You must order and purchase the hat yourself. We recommend that you visit the hat maker so that a measurement of your head and shape can be made correctly. Please inform the Master of Ceremonies once you have placed your order. 

Please contact Franzéns Hattmakeri to order your doctoral hat:
Franzéns Hattmakeri
Västra Skansgatan 1B
413 02 Göteborg

The last date for ordering hats for the 2023 ceremony is 14 January 2023. 

There are a few loaner hats available at the university. However, the number of hats and their sizes are limited, which means that it is recommended that you purchase your own hat to get it fitted properly to your head. If you want to inquire about borrowing a hat, contact the Master of Ceremonies.

Laurel wreath

Laural wreaths are reserved for:

Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Textile Management and Doctor of Philosophy in Resource Recovery (in swedish: Filosofie doktor i resursåtervinning).


The wreath is handmade upon request and the circumference (centimetres) of your head is needed for making the wreath. Please insert below. To measure your head for a laurel wreath, it is easiest to do as follows; take the measurement with a measuring tape. Place the bottom edge of the measuring tape at the top edge of your eyebrows and measure horizontally around your head. Be as exact as possible. Remember to consider the hairstyle you intend to have during the event.


The university provides wreaths for those who are awarding the doctoral degrees, please contact the Master of Ceremonies to order. The last date to order a wreath for the ceremony 2023 is 14 April.


It is optional to buy a ring, but we would like you to indicate if you intend to buy one. Remember that the ring must be ordered no later than one month before the doctoral conferment ceremony.


Suggestion for place of purchase:

Hovjuvelerare Martin Johansson AB
Kungsportsavenyn 27
400 14 Gothenburg
Phone: 031-160050


The university is not involved in ring purchasing, but you must notify the Master of Ceremonies when you have purchased a ring. You take the ring with you to the ceremony.

Other information 

Doctoral thesis title

The title of your doctoral thesis will be printed in ceremonial texts and on the university's website, etc. We use the title we receive from the Degree Certification Office.

Dress code

The recommended dress code for participants in the ceremony is full dress. This means:

For him: Dress coat or military uniform. A folk costume is also acceptable but not black tie or semiformal attire.

For her: Dressy floor-length gown, long skirt or pant suit. Colours and patterns are optional. Women can also wear a folk costume with a jacket.
When choosing a dress, please keep in mind that you will be in the spotlight on a stage and will also be filmed and seen on the big screen. It is important that you feel comfortable on stage.


The profile picture on your profile page on the university website will be used for communication about the Academic Ceremony, in the printed broschure and on the university's website, etc. If you wish to have a new photo taken, please contact The portrait photo need to be ready no later than 31 January 2023. 


We need your consent to process the information you provide about yourself in the form. The information will be processed by those responsible for the event in order to plan and administer the event, produce printed materials and websites, etc. and communicate with you. The data will be stored within the EU/EEA and will be deleted after the event. The University of Borås is the entity responsible for the data processing, which is based on Article 6.1 (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent). It is entirely voluntary to give consent, and you may withdraw a given consent at any time.

Read more about how the University of Borås processes your data and what rights you have.