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|
|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 will not be eligible to graduate in the 2018 Melbourne December ceremony even if the assessment has been finalised early.
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 14 October 2018
|Venue||InterContinental Hong Kong|
|Application deadline||Sunday 5 August 2018|
|Fee||$200 - includes three guest tickets|
Vietnam holds two 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||To be confirmed
|Venue||To be confirmed
|Application deadline||Sunday 30 September 2018|
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
||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
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|| 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.