Graduating from AUT

Graduands should receive an invitation to apply to graduate around the middle of the semester in which you complete your course. 

You will be directed via email or text message to your online provisional graduation application. To access the form, log in to Arion and go to “Academic details”.

For more information about applying for graduation and the graduation ceremony, see graduation.

The Graduate Research School will assist with the arrangements for graduation for doctoral graduands including the complimentary hire, pick-up, fitting and return of academic dress. 

Once a qualification has been conferred, a graduate may use the qualification abbreviation after their name. Graduates of doctoral degrees are entitled to use the honorific “Dr.” once the qualification has been conferred.


A full description of guidelines and processes can be found in the AUT Postgraduate Handbook

Last updated: 13-Feb-2017 3.35pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.