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General regalia guide

The formal Academic Regalia requirements in New Zealand are based on the Cambridge System. The table below gives a general guide to the regalia needed for each qualification, and provides information about the different types of gowns, hoods, stoles, scarves and head wear available.

Each tertiary institute has slightly different rules regarding what to wear though as a general rule the following table works well.
Qualification                                                   Regalia
Certificate Undergraduate Gown
Diploma - No Previous Degree

Diploma - Previous degree
Undergraduate Gown and Scarf/Stole

Bachelor Gown, Hood, Scarf/Stole, Trencher
Bachelor Degree Bachelor Gown, Hood, Trencher
Grad/Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate - No Previous Degree

Grad/Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate - Previous Degree
Bachelor Gown, Scarf/Stole

Bachelor Gown, Hood, Scarf/Stole, Trencher
Masters Degree Masters Gown, Hood, Trencher
PhD PhD Gown, Hood, Bonnet
Doctoral Degree Masters Gown, Dr Front, Dr Hood, Bonnet
To view images of regalia click on the links below


Stoles, Scarves and Hoods

Head wear


Regalia for a Overseas Qualification

Conjoint Degree Regalia

Choose Your Institutions Regalia Guide


Sizes and Fitting

ADH Inside 11


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