Applying to graduate
|Graduation||Applications open||Applications close|
Tai Tokerau graduation
|Mid-December 2022||31 January 2023|
|Mid-December 2022||1 March 2023|
|20 June 2023||1 August 2023|
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences graduation
|10 October 2023||13 November 2023|
Please note, late applications will not be accepted
How to apply
You can apply to graduate using Student Services Online.
You will receive an email notifying you that you can apply to graduate.
- Allow two working days for the 'apply to graduate' tile to become available on Student Services Online after you're made eligible to graduate
- Note that you can only apply online when applications are open. After applications close, you cannot apply to graduate
For questions about the online application form, contact us by emailing email@example.com.
You can either apply to graduate in person or in absentia.
In person means that you're wanting to attend your graduation ceremony.
Please note, no one can attend the ceremony on your behalf.
In absentia means that you are not wanting to attend your graduation ceremony.
Please note, your graduation certificate will be sent to you approximately three weeks after the graduation ceremonies.
Request for Late Application to Graduate
You are unable to apply late for graduation.
Once applications close, you will need to wait for the next opportunity to graduate in-person or apply for a Council graduation.
Before graduation, you will need to book your regalia. Your regalia refers to the formal attire used during graduation.
For more information, please see the What to wear page.
If you're graduating from more than one qualification
If you’re graduating in person with more than one qualification within the same faculty, the highest qualification will only be announced at the ceremony.
You will receive all certificates at the same time.
For example, if you graduate from a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. Both qualifications are from the Faculty of Arts.
Conjoint degrees will be awarded in person at only one ceremony.
You choose which faculty ceremony you wish to attend. You will need to wear the hood for that faculty.
Both qualifications will be announced at the ceremony.
For example, if you graduate from a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts conjoint, you can choose either to go to the Science graduation ceremony or the Arts graduation ceremony.
Multiple qualifications from different faculties
Multiple qualifications from different faculties which are not conjoint degrees may be awarded at separate ceremonies.
In this case you can choose to graduate in person and/or in absentia for each.
For example, if you have completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary). One qualification is from the Faculty of Arts, the other from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
You must graduate under your official name that is on your official university record.
If you have changed your name, you can request for your name to be changed on your official university record before the graduation application closing date.
For more information about the process of changing your name, please see Changing your name on your university record.
If your name has special characters, you will need to advise the Graduation Office as soon as possible to ensure these characters are correctly reflected on your certificate.*
*Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Graduands ebook
You will be emailed three weeks before your graduation ceremony with:
- Your graduand e-book
- Details about booking your guest tickets if you're attending in person