RMIT graduation ceremonies
Enjoy the spectacle and fun of the Melbourne ceremony and parade or, if eligible, choose to graduate at one of our ceremonies outside Australia.
Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
|Who can attend?||All higher education and vocational education students|
|Date and Time||3pm Wednesday 12 December 2018|
|Confirm your attendance||Has closed for 2018|
|Graduation fee||$200 - covers gown hire, four guest tickets, catering|
If you pay the graduation fee and then decide not to go to the ceremony, you may be eligible for a refund. You just need to change your graduation option by Thursday 6 December, and make sure your account is in credit.
- Research candidates
- Gown and ticket collection
- 2018 Melbourne Ceremony Guide to Graduation
- 2018 Melbourne Graduation CeremonyGetting There Flyer
Note: If your result release date falls after the 26 November 2018, you're unfortunately unable to graduate at the 2018 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony. However, you may apply next year to graduate at a 2019 ceremony.
Melbourne graduation parade
Why not make a day of it? Before the ceremony, parade down the city centre with more than 4000 RMIT students and staff!
Doctoral degrees ceremony
The 2018 Doctoral Degrees Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday 18 May. Stay tuned for information about the 2019 ceremony in the new year.
Graduation ceremonies outside Australia
|Who can attend?||All higher education and vocational education students studying in Hong Kong and students studying in Melbourne who have family and friends in Hong Kong.
|Date||Sunday 13 October 2019
|Venue||InterContinental Hong Kong|
|Application deadline||Sunday 4 August 2019|
|Fee||$200 - includes three guest tickets|
Vietnam holds annual RMIT graduation ceremonies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
|Who can attend?||All bachelor degree and above students studying in Vietnam and higher education students studying in Melbourne who have family and friends in Vietnam.
|Date and venue||Ho Chi Minh City Ceremony
Tuesday 4 December 2018 - 9.30am and 2.30pm
Sports and Recreation Centre, Building 10, 702 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, HCM City
|Date and venue||Ha Noi Ceremony
Friday 7 December 2018 - 9.30am
National Convention Centre, Thang Long Avenue, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi
||Sunday 30 September 2018|
|Cost||VND 2,600,000 - covers gown hire, limited guest tickets and catering|
Note: Diploma students who have studied at RMIT Vietnam will be conferred in absentia.
If you're a student at RMIT Vietnam and haven't selected a graduation option, but your program completion has been confirmed, you'll be conferred in absentia on the same day as your campus’s graduation ceremony.
|Who can attend?||Students enrolled at Kaplan
|Date||Friday 11 October 2019
|Venue||Sheraton Towers, Singapore
||Sheraton Towers, Singapore
|Fee||$200 - includes three guest tickets|
|Who can attend?||All SIM-enrolled students
|Date||10am and 3pm on the 20, 21,22 and 23 August 2019
|Venue||Grand Hall, SIM Headquarters
|Application deadline||Friday 31 May 2019
If you're a student at SIM and haven't selected a graduation option, but your program completion has been confirmed, you'll be conferred in absentia on the same day as your campus’s graduation ceremony.
|Who can attend?||SUIBE-enrolled students
|Date||June 2019 (to be confirmed)
|Application deadline||Sunday 21 April 2019|
If you're a student at SUIBE and haven't selected a graduation option, but your program completion has been confirmed, you'll be conferred in absentia on the same day as the SUIBE graduation ceremony.
|Who can attend?||UPH-enrolled students only
|Date||10am Friday 22 March 2019
|Venue||HOPE Building, Universitas Pelita Harapan|
|Application deadline||31 January 2019|
Graduate in absentia
Not going to a ceremony?
We get it - there's a lot to organise once you've completed your program. If you can't make it to a ceremony, you need to apply to graduate in absentia. You'll then be conferred (graduated) on the last working day of the month* that your school signs off your program. You will then receive your testamur (certificate) by registered post about two weeks later.
It's worth noting that if you graduate in absentia, you're unable to attend a future graduation ceremony for that program.
*except if you apply to graduate in November or December, in which case your conferral date is the same date as the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony.
Apply to graduate in absentia when you're in the final semester of your program.
If you don't apply to graduate....
We strongly recommend that you apply to graduate in order to attend a ceremony and/or get your testamur as soon as possible.
But if you don't, it's OK. Within three months from the day your school confirms your completion, you'll automatically be conferred in absentia and receive your testamur (certificate) by registered post. It's worth noting, however, that if you don't apply to graduate, you'll be unable to attend a future graduation ceremony for that program.