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
Venue Marvel Stadium
Application deadline 30 September 2018
Confirm your attendance deadline 21 October 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.

Key dates for:

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.

Read about our past Doctoral Degrees ceremonies.

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 14 October 2018
Venue InterContinental Hong Kong
Application deadline Sunday 5 August 2018
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/venue

Ho Chi Minh City Ceremony
Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018 - 9.30am and 2.30pm
Venue: Sports and Recreation Centre, Building 10, 702 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, HCM City

 

Ha Noi Ceremony
Date: Friday 7 December 2018 - 9.30am
Venue: National Convention Centre, Thang Long Avenue, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi

Application deadline Sunday 30 September 2018
Cost VND 2,600,000 - covers gown hire, limited guest tickets and catering
Contact graduations@rmit.edu.vn


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 12 October 2018 
Venue Sheraton Towers, Singapore 
Application deadline
Sheraton Towers, Singapore 
Fee $200 - includes three guest tickets 
Who can attend? All SIM-enrolled students
Date Ceremonies will be held between 20-24 August  
Venue Grand Hall, SIM Headquarters
Application deadline Thursday 31 May 2018
Contact students@sim.edu.sg

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)
Venue Songjiang Campus
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  March 2019 (to be confirmed)
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.