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There a few things you must remember to do:
Once you have completed the requirements for your degree, you must apply to graduate. When you do this, the University will make sure that you have completed all requirements, and then they will issue your scroll. This is the final proof that you have graduated from Massey University.
You have 2 options to receive your scroll:
For information on how to apply to Graduate, please click here.
Academic records are not printed automatically. You must apply for them to sent to you.
Please be aware that your Academic records will show all the mark you got during all your study at Massey University. You are not able to chose what appears in them.
Certificate of Attainment: whether you apply to graduate during one of the ceremonies, or you chose to have your scroll sent to you, we strongly suggest you apply for a Certificate of Attainment. This is an official letter from Massey University, that states which degree you have completed. You can use this certificate of Attainment to look for jobs or as proof that you have completed your degree for Immigration purposes.
For more information and applications forms, please click here.
Once you finish your degree at Massey University and you are eligible to graduate, there is a range of possibilities for you:
Any option that you take, the International Student Support team is here to assist you.
It May not seem to you, but you have changed. Analysing how you have changed, in advance, will help you make the right decision about your next step.
We have put some information together to help you take this next step. Download our practical hand book specially developed for Returning International Students and read through it.
For further support, you can contact the Counselling Services at Massey University. They will be more that happy to help you prepare for this next stage of your life.
If you need further information, contact International Student Support Office, they'll be able to help you.
The visa you are holding will, most likely, allow to work full time during the summer period. So you can legally work while on summer holiday
You must extend your Student Insurance to cover the full length of you student visa because your StudentSafe policy cover you for 31 days after the last day of exams. Please come to us for more information about this.
You will need to approach Immigration New Zealand to apply for a visitor visa to cover the period between the expiry date of your current student visa, and the graduation ceremony date. Please make sure you make arrangements for this with plenty of time to spare.
We do suggest you read the practical hand book in the previous section to help you prepare for your return home.
Here's a few things you might to think about:
First of all, you must be legally allowed to work full time. Your current Student visa will, most likely, allow you to work full time only during the summer period. After this, you must apply for a Graduate Job Search Visa. For information regarding this, please click here.
Massey University has a fantastic CareerHub to help you with you job hunt. From CV assessment to interview preparation, the Massey University CareerHub is the place to start preparing your future.
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Last updated on Friday 01 September 2017