How to apply

Step 1. Check your eligibility 

There are different eligibility requirements depending on your program, where you're studying and whether you want to attend a ceremony. 

OUA student? Read this first.

Step 2. Choose your graduation option

Decide whether you want to graduate at a ceremony or in absentia. 

Step 3. Log in and apply

Need help with your login? See bottom of page for details.

Once logged in:

  • Go to My Student Record > Graduation details > Apply to graduate/Change graduation option
  • Follow the instructions to select your graduation option and complete your application.

Applying to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony? If you’re applying after 20 August 2019 you can specify your attendance details (academic dress size and number of guest tickets) and pay the ceremony fee in the application process – just keep clicking the Continue button until you have completed all steps.

After you've applied, you can continue to log in to change your graduation option and other details until the deadline. 

Step 4. Check your personal email and contact details are up-to-date

Check that your personal details are correct, including your personal email address. We’ll send all further communications about graduation to your personal email, not your RMIT student email. 

To view and update your details log in to Enrolment Online then select Update my details.  


Important: Transfer your emails and course materials from RMIT systems

Once you graduate, RMIT is legally required to deactivate your student email account and cancel your access to RMIT systems such as Canvas. Unless you’re continuing your studies at RMIT, you’ll lose access to all RMIT systems 24-48 hours after you graduate.

Before then, please save any information you need that’s stored in your student email or on RMIT systems to your own personal device or cloud storage.

Supporting documentation for International Student Guest Visa

If you have guests visiting from outside Australia, they may need evidence of your graduation attendance to apply for a visa. The email you received confirming your application to graduate is sufficient for this purpose. You'll receive this email after applying to graduate at the Melbourne Ceremony.


If you don't apply to graduate...

If you don’t apply to graduate within three months from the day your school confirms your completion, you’ll automatically graduate in absentia.


Need help with your login?

If you can't remember your student number or are having issues logging in to or using the system, contact RMIT Connect.

Not sure what your password is?

If you stopped studying at RMIT:

  • less than 6 months ago - you can use your current password. If you can’t remember your password, go to Password assistance to reset it or contact RMIT Connect.
  • more than 6 months ago - your password will most likely be expired. Go to Password assistance to reset it or contact RMIT Connect.
  • prior to 2012 - log in using your initial password. Go to Password assistance for details.