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Doctoral Salutation

When can I call myself Dr?

You are required to graduate from your doctoral degree, either by attending a ceremony or by graduating in absentia, before you can legally claim the qualification, or use the title 'Dr' or the post-nominals 'PhD'.

If you also wished to show that your degree is from the University of Melbourne, you would use the following format:

A. Student, PhDMelb or Dr A. Student, PhDMelb