Graduation Ceremonies

Beijing August 2017

Information about the annual graduation ceremony held in Beijing, China

LSE Graduation students throwing mortar boards in the air on steps of the Old Building, Houghton Street

The 2017 Beijing Ceremony was held on 15 August. Please check back for more information about the 2018 ceremony in due course.


Hilton Beijing Hotel, China, Beijing, 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号 邮政编码: 100027

Telephone number - +86 10 5865 5000


Arrangements for the 2018 Beijing ceremony are currently being finalised. Please check back for more information in due course.

The schedule of the 2017 ceremony day was:

  • 1pm to 2:30pm: Arrival of graduands to collect academic dress from the gowning room.
  • Please note that a professional photographer will be available throughout the afternoon.
  • 3pm to 4:15pm: The Ceremony
  • 4:15pm to 5:30pm: Tea party for you, your guests, and the academics and speakers in attendance.
  • 5:45pm: LSE Conference in China 

Academic Dress

The Graduand booking includes purchase of the LSE Graduation in China academic dress. When booking your place, you will need to provide your height measurement. Your cap and gown will be available to collect prior to the graduation ceremony at the venue.

Students should wear business/corporate dress under their robes.

Simultaneous translation services

There will be simultaneous translation (Chinese-English/English-Chinese) throughout the graduation. If your family members or guests require use of the translation headset each person will be required to provide an ID card and a CNY 200 deposit when collecting the translation headset at the Translation Services Desk before the start of the graduation. The ID card and CNY 200 deposit will be returned to your guest/family member when they return their headset at the end of the Graduation ceremony. The headset should be returned to the Translation Services Desk. 


There will be a professional photographer on-site at the graduation ceremony, providing photography services to any interested graduates who are participating in the ceremony. Details on fees and photo collection delivery will be explained on-site by the photographer. Please note this is NOT an LSE photographer, and therefore LSE is not responsible for the services provided by this company.


The dress code is business/corporate dress. Students and academics participating in the graduation ceremony will wear academic dress.


Participants who attend the ceremony will receive a commemorative certificate. See LSE Degree Certificates for details about your LSE degree certificate. 

LSE China Summer Conference

The LSE China Summer Conference 2017 took place immediately after the graduation ceremony. Graduates and their guests were welcome to attend.

Invitations and attendance

Invitations to the Beijing ceremonies are typically sent in late April. If you have not received an invitation and would like to participate in the ceremony, please contact Ceremonies.

Please note that if you do not complete your programme you will not be able to participate in the Beijing ceremony. Students are asked to book in advance of results being published in order to allow us time to make the necessary arrangements. 

Neither this web page nor the invitation should be taken as an indication of your examination results. If you book a place at the ceremony and do not successfully complete your programme, you will automatically receive a refund following publication of your results.

Booking your place

Please check back for information about booking your place at the 2018 Beijing graduation ceremony. 

Previous events

LSE has held graduation ceremonies in China since 2010. Students who have completed a degree programme at LSE are eligible to attend these graduation ceremonies. Details of these events, including photographs, are available on the Asia Forum and LSE Graduation in China  websites.



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