There are two steps to graduation:
1. The first is the conferral of your degree, after which you become a graduate of UNSW.
2. The second is the graduation ceremony which is a celebration of your achievement.
Find out more about graduation, including graduation contacts, a glossary, and FAQs.
Eligibility to graduate
You can apply for a progression check to find out what courses you need to complete to graduate.
To graduate, you must have completed all the requirements associated with your program, received all your results and not have any outstanding debts with UNSW.
You are eligible to graduate – and are considered a graduate – once your degree is conferred (awarded). Your conferral date is the date on which that happens. Conferral is separate from the graduation ceremony.
- Check your eligibility to graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony.
- You must pay your debts before graduation.
- Find out whether your library fines could block your graduation.
About your graduation ceremony
UNSW holds three graduation ceremony periods in Sydney. If you are eligible to graduate, you will be notified by email when your ceremony details are available in myUNSW.
- The schedule of graduation ceremonies has a list of dates.
- If you can’t attend the ceremony you’ve been allocated, contact UNSW Graduations to ask about changing to another ceremony, or to attend a later round of ceremonies. It may or may not be possible to do this.
Before and during the ceremony
There are plenty of resources to help you prepare for your graduation ceremony.
- The graduation checklist has a list of tasks you need to complete to prepare for graduation.
- Check your graduation details in myUNSW to make sure your degree, name and contact details are correct.
- Confirm your attendance at your scheduled graduation ceremony in myUNSW and pay the graduation fee.
- Information about what to do before the graduation ceremony includes how to get to the ceremony, the time you need to arrive, and how to collect academic dress.
- Find out what happens during the graduation ceremony, including seating arrangements and the order of events.
- Inform your guests of what to expect on the day.
- Plan your trip using these maps of graduation venues.
Documents you’ll receive at the ceremony
At your graduation, you will receive your testamur (official degree certificate).
- Find out more about graduation documents.
If you can’t attend the ceremony
If you can't attend your graduation ceremony, find out what you need to do and how you can collect your graduation documents.
After you graduate
Congratulations on your graduation! You are now part of the UNSW alumni family.
- See the services and opportunities available to you beyond graduation.