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Graduation Ceremony



The 2022 graduation ceremony is now scheduled to take place on Monday 10 October in the AIS Asquith Campus Graduation Hall, 120 Asquith Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the date of the ceremony is subject to change.

We encourage all eligible graduates to take the opportunity to formally graduate and participate in this event.

All students who have successfully completed a qualification at Level 5 or above since 3 October 2019 are eligible to attend the 2022 ceremony. Appropriate academic dress is worn, comprising gown, hood, and trencher for degree graduates, gown and sash for diploma graduates, and a gown for certificate graduates. The wearing of the national dress is encouraged.

The programme printed for the graduation ceremony includes the names of all students who completed qualification(s) within the eligibility period, as well as those who achieved certificates of proficiency in our English Language Centre.

Photographs from previous ceremonies can be ordered online at www.global-pix.com.

Application Deadlines

2022 Graduation Ceremony:

Application Deadline /

Academic Dress Hireage Fee payable /

Return of certificates already received

5.00pm Friday

23 September

What must I do if I wish to formally graduate?

To formally graduate at the ceremony, you must:

  • have completed your qualification(s) within the eligibility period;
  • paid all outstanding fees and/or fines and completed a Student Clearance Form; and
  • completed and submitted an “Application to Graduate” form before the specified deadline.

I have already received my certificate. Do I need to return it if I want to graduate at the ceremony?

Yes, you will need to return your certificate to Registry by the deadline noted above.

I am hoping to complete my programme of study shortly before the ceremony. Should I wait for my final results before applying to attend the ceremony?

No, don't wait. You should still complete and submit an “Application to Graduate” form before the specified deadline. 

If you fail to complete your qualification in time for the ceremony, your name will be withdrawn from our graduation list and any graduation fees paid will be refunded. 

Do I have to wear academic dress, and how much will it cost?

Yes, you must wear academic dress to graduate at the ceremony. The current hireage fees for academic dress are:

Masters and Bachelors Degrees: 

Gown, hood and trencher   


Graduate and Postgraduate Diplomas:    

Gown and gold sash 


Level 5 and Level 6 Diplomas: 

Gown and red sash 





The above fees are subject to change.

The hireage fee must be paid by the deadline noted above. Hired academic dress is collected on the day of graduation at the graduation venue, and must be returned at the end of the ceremony before you leave the venue. Your academic dress must only be worn by you at the ceremony.

Will my guests be able to take photos/videos of me during the ceremony?

Yes, but your guests must remain at their seats while they take their photos/videos.

I have finished my study, but I can't attend the graduation ceremony. Will my name appear in the official graduation programme, and can I still receive a copy?

Yes, your name will be printed in the programme under the heading “In Absentia” (not in person). Please contact Registry after the ceremony to ask for a copy of the programme to be sent to you.

Please note that there may be limited copies of the programme available after graduation day.