How to Apply

You must apply to graduate in order to receive your Graduation Qualification and Official Transcript (regardless of your qualification).  

Your application starts the formal process which requires all applications to be officially confirmed by Unitec's Academic Board.  Applications can be processed even if you have not received your final results. 

Once your eligibility has been confirmed, we can provide you with your graduation documents at the ceremony, or in absentia (by post or collection).

Applications for Spring Graduation are open.  

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Important graduation dates

1 May 2020 Applications open
8 July 2020 Applications close
Jul/Aug 2020  You'll receive a save the date email with ceremony dates and times - this is NOT confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. (Attending students only)
August 2020 You'll receive email confirmation of your eligibility to graduate, your ceremony date and time, and regalia and ticket information. (Attending students only)
14 September 2020  Spring Graduation Ceremony
Sep/Oct 2020 Absentia Graduation Qualifications mailed or collected

Frequently Asked Questions

What date is the Graduation ceremony?

We are happy to announce that we have confirmed the date set for the 2020 Spring Graduation ceremony is Monday 14 September 2020 following New Zealand's successful move to Alert Level 1. 

If you would like to receive your qualification at the ceremony, please indicate this within the application form.  We will keep you up to date as the situation evolves and as soon as it comes to hand.

Do I have to attend a ceremony to receive my qualification?

No, you can choose to graduate in absentia and receive your certificate by post, or by collecting it from the Graduation Office.

I want to attend a ceremony and get my certificate in person, what do I do?

If you want to attend the Graduation ceremony to receive your certificate in person, please indicate this in your application to graduate.

What happens if I don't apply before the closing date?

If you miss the closing date, we encourage you to apply in the next intake.  The next intake dates will be updated here following the graduation ceremony.

Student Debt with Unitec

Before you graduate, you must clear any outstanding amount with Unitec Student Finances. This could include library fines, international visas, international insurance, parking fines etc.

To check if there is an amount outstanding, log into My Student Portal using your login and password.

If you need to query an outstanding amount, you can contact the Student Finance team by email

Letter of Completion

If you require a letter confirming completion of your qualification before you receive your graduation certificate, please email

Contact Us

For additional help or more information please contact the Graduation Office.

Phone 0800 10 95 10