If you are completing a qualification for which a thesis or dissertation is required, you should submit an application for the ceremony of your choice, even if you are not sure whether your result will be available in time. You should, however, have submitted your thesis for examination before you apply for a ceremony.
Late applications will not be accepted, so please apply as soon as possible for the ceremony of your choice.
Please also view the important dates listed below to find out the deadlines for the submission of your final result, hard-bounds and e-thesis.
Your final result must be confirmed at least five weeks before the date of the ceremony you have applied for. Please refer to the important dates listed below to find out the exact date your result is required. If your result does not come through by the due date, you will be withdrawn from the ceremony and you can then reapply for another ceremony to be held at a later date.
Hard-bound Copies of Your Thesis
Before you can graduate, you must submit permanently (hard) bound copies of your thesis to the University. These must be received at least three weeks before the ceremony. Please refer to the important dates listed below to find out the exact date these are required.
Please be aware that you need to allow up to ten working days for your thesis to be printed and bound, so you should get this underway as soon as you are able. For further information about the binding process, please contact Uniprint or the Library Bindery.
Electronic Copy of Your Thesis
In addition, you are also required to submit an electronic version of your thesis to the Otago University Research (OUR) Archive at least three weeks prior to the ceremony date. Please refer to the important dates section below to find out the exact date that this is required.
Graduation Booklet Form for Doctoral Candidates
The Graduation ceremony booklet includes a brief summary (150 words or less) of all doctoral theses being awarded in person at that ceremony.
Please download the Graduation Booklet form for Doctoral Candidates, complete and email it as a Word document to the Graduation Office. This should be done as soon as possible and at least five weeks before the ceremony that you have been accepted into.
Please remember that most of the people reading this summary will be unfamiliar with your field of study, so you should make it as simple and easy to understand as possible.
This should be written in the third person.
|Ceremony Date ||Applications to Graduate Open||Applications to Graduate Close||Final Sign-off required from Convener||Graduation Booklet form required by * ||Hard-bounds and E-Thesis submission required by|
|Saturday 30 November||23 September||13 October||25 October||25 October||8 November|
|Saturday 7 December |
|23 September||13 October||1 November||1 November||15 November|
|Wednesday 11 December||23 September||13 October||6 November||6 November||20 November|
|Saturday 14 December |
|23 September||13 October||8 November||8 November||22 November|
* For Doctoral candidates only