Honorary Degree

An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a GUST has waived all of the usual requirements, such as matriculation, attendance, course credits, a dissertation, and the passing of comprehensive examinations. It is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa (“for the sake of the honour”) or ad honorem (“to the honour”).

Honorary degrees are usually awarded at regular graduation ceremonies, at which the recipients are often invited to make a speech of acceptance before the assembled faculty and graduates – an event which often forms the highlight of the ceremony. Generally, GUST nominate several persons each year for honorary degrees; these nominees usually go through the Global Honorary Degree Committee before receiving approval. Those who are nominated are generally not told until a formal approval and invitation are made; often it is perceived that the system is shrouded in secrecy, and occasionally seen as political and controversial.

The Global University of Science and Technology (GUST) grants an honorary degree too. We feel that lots of distinguished people who has special contribution to their nation; society; education; scientific works; cultural and peace activities or other humanitarian activities deserve an honorary degree, not just the rich and famous. You too may qualify for the highest degree available on this planet. You too may deserve an Honorary Doctorate, and the right to put Dr. in front of your name.

Obtain a more prosperous future, and the admiration of all. You too may deserve to be on our list of honorary doctors and experts, the biggest and most reputable list of its kind on the Internet.

The owner of an honorary doctorate is given the legal right to use “Doctor” before his or her name or the other honorary titles, it carries the same title “Doctor” that’s used for a regular degree.

Your honorary degree will stem from a legitimate, renowned and thriving university. The Global University of Science and Technology (GUST) uses this program to raise funds for some of its research projects and specially to support the “Tuition Free Education for the Deprived Citizens around the World” project (through a reasonable administrative and handling fee that applies). The university maintains a complete and permanent record on each honorary degrees and responds promptly to requests for validation when authorized by the recipient. Your name will also be published on the GUST’s list of recipients of honorary degrees (optional, it is up to you to be published or you choose not to appear on that list).


The purpose of this global committee is to assist the President of University with making recommendations of individuals to the President and ultimately to the Board of Curators of persons deemed worthy of being awarded an Honorary Degree from the Global University of Science and Technology (GUST).

As you know, the awarding of an honorary degree is a chance to bring attention to deserving individuals as well as allow the university to establish a beneficial relationship with these individuals.

The primary duty of this committee will be to invite nominations from the general GUST community, and serve as a clearinghouse for the recommendations pursuant to the Rules and Regulations. Those who serve on this ad hoc committee will be asked to serve for up to two (2) years.


All nominations are referred to the Honorary Degree Committee, whose recommendation is transmitted by its chairperson to the University President. After review and approval by the President, the nominee’s name and supporting documents are submitted to the Board of Governors for GUST University for formal action.

  1. Nominations for Honorary Degrees are to be submitted in confidence to the Committee by any member of the University community: faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, or friends of the University.
  2. Deliberations of this committee are strictly confidential.
  3. Nomination materials need not be extensive but should indicate the extraordinary nature of the candidate’s life and contributions and should document the support of appropriate campus constituencies. The selection process involves two stages: screenings review and full review. The committee will screen nominees and forward recommendations to the President based on a majority affirmative vote of the members present.


The honorary doctorate is among the highest recognition that GUST bestows. By awarding honorary doctorates to women and men of notable achievement in their respective field and/or public service, the University seeks to acknowledge and laude their accomplishments.  All individuals, both external and internal stakeholders at the university, should recognize in the honorary degree recipients qualities that ought to be emulated.

Since persons from any segment of the University community can initiate nominations for an honorary doctorate, the achievements of individuals that prompt nominations will reflect the broad spectrum of values expressed in contemporary culture. The University is committed to selecting those nominees most appropriate for recognition as exemplary models.


  • Hon. D.A.        Honorary Doctor of Arts
  • Hon. D.A.H.   Honorary Doctor of Arts and Humane Letters
  • Hon. D.B.        Honorary Doctor of Business
  • Hon. D.D.        Honorary Doctor of Divinity
  • Hon. D.F.A.     Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts
  • Hon. D.H.L.    Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Hon. D.L.A.    Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts
  • Hon. LL.D.      Honorary Doctor of Laws
  • Hon. D.Litt.    Honorary Doctor of Letters
  • Hon. D.Sc.      Honorary Doctor of Science
  • Hon. D.Math  Honorary Doctor of Mathematics
  • Hon. D.Univ.  Honorary Doctor of the University


For all honorary degree nominees, scholarly, creative, professional, service, or occupational achievements should be placed within the framework of making a substantial impact and the public good. Nominees for the honorary degree should have demonstrated in their life and their work high standards of excellence as evidenced by the following criteria of scholarship, creative activity and/or public service.

Other Limitations

  • The honorary degree may not be awarded in absentia.
  • No more than seven (7) honorary degrees will be awarded at a commencement exercise.


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