When to apply

When to apply to graduate

You don't need to wait for your results to apply to graduate. To graduate at the earliest possible date, apply in your final teaching period (semester, trimester term), before the closing date.

You'll see the closing date, cost and other deadlines when you select a ceremony location. Start with the link below.

Apply to graduate

Your application won't be processed until you're course completed.

Late applications

If you miss the deadline to apply to graduate, you can submit a late application online.

You’re not guaranteed a place, but if there is one available, you’ll receive confirmation and be asked to pay the late application fee of $166 - plus the current graduation fee of $235 if attending a ceremony.

If you don't apply to graduate

If you don't apply to graduate, we'll email you at least twice to remind you to make an application. If you're eligible but still don't apply a year after being course completed, you'll be graduated in absentia (without attending a ceremony) and we'll email you about getting your award certificate.


Graduating with an alternative exit

An alternative exit is an official exit point from an award course. This is often in the form of a lower award (e.g. graduate diploma or graduate certificate).

To apply for an alternative exit, first contact your faculty to request a course completion with an alternative exit. Then apply to graduate, choosing the alternative exit option in your application.

Course and unit types

Posthumous awards

If a student has passed away, a family member can request a posthumous award. This is subject to approval by University Council.

There are three options:

  • graduating in attendance, with a family member representing the deceased student
  • graduating in absentia and receiving the award certificate (testamur) in the mail
  • family receiving the award from the faculty at a private occasion.

The family need to advise the student's faculty which option they prefer.

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