One of the most prestigious awards conferred by the Commonwealth University is the Honorary Doctoral Degree. It is awarded to those individuals who have made extraordinary academic or social contributions, particularly in fields of relevance and importance at national and at international levels.

The selection of honorary degree recipients is overseen by the Peer Review Committee. The committee will seek approval to recommend a slate of honorary degree candidates for approval.

The nomination and approval process for honorary degrees is confidential, and all involved in the process must respect this requirement.

To avoid undue influence, the review process by the committee is carried out anonymously, that is, the names of those who submitted the nomination are redacted from all documentation reviewed by Commonwealth University Director of Programmes, every effort will be made to ensure that degree recipients represent diversity across gender, race, age and ability

Honorary Doctor of The University Degrees

The Commonwealth University is empowered by its charter to grant honorary degree awards to deserving candidates. Interested candidates must be:

Distinguished men and women with outstanding achievements.
Ground-breaking Inventors, Scholars with original publications
Entrepreneurs/Business tycoons making contributions to the economy and in employment generation.
Public officials, traditional rulers and community leaders of exemplar character, integrity and service record.
Leaders and owners of educational institutions making a difference.
Persons who are willing to support the philosophy of life-long learning and distance learning by contributing to the Endowment Fund of the Commonwealth University.

Convocation & Graduation

During each Leadership Summit, distance learning graduates of the Commonwealth University shall have the opportunity to formally graduate in a colourful ceremony. This will be a formal graduation/conferment of degrees to graduates who have completed study programs of the University as well as those receiving the Honorary Doctorate Degrees.


If you are interested, or you wish to nominate someone for the Honorary Doctor of the University Award, you can write in confidence to info@cub-edu.com by completing the Nomination Form.