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 Autumn Graduation are closed.  

Important graduation dates

20 Nov 2020 Applications open
1 Feb 2021 Applications close
Beg Feb 2021  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)
March 2020 You'll receive email confirmation of your eligibility to graduate, your ceremony date and time, and regalia and ticket information. (Attending students only)
Tuesday 13 April Autumn Graduation Ceremony
May 2021 Absentia Graduation Qualifications mailed or collected

Frequently Asked Questions

What date is the Graduation ceremony?

The 2021 Autumn Graduation ceremony is Tuesday 13 April 2021 provided Auckland, New Zealand is in Alert Level 1. 

Will there be a Graduation ceremony?

It has been a disappointing year as we have been unable to hold a ceremony in 2020.

The graduation ceremony is a highlight for all involved and a chance to showcase our students' successes.

Unitec will continue to adhere to government guidelines and Alert level restrictions and provided Auckland, New Zealand is at Alert Level 1, we will continue with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

I graduated in 2020 but could not attend the ceremony because of coVID-19.  Can I attend this ceremony? 

Yes, you will receive an email invitation in December 2020. If you have not received an invitation, graduated in 2020 and would like to attend, please email the Graduation Office.

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.  Alternatively, please contact the Graduation Office if your circumstances change.

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 complete and submit the online form.

Contact Us

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

Phone 0800 10 95 10