Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey

Kandipalaute – the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey – is a national online feedback survey that maps graduates’ satisfaction with their university and study experiences. The results are utilised in developing university education and in steering education and its financing nationally.

The survey was created at Universities Finland UNIFI in cooperation with universities, students and the Ministry of Education and Culture. It has been carried out at all Finnish universities, except for the National Defence University, since 2013.

Survey has been renewed

The contents of the questionnaire (the questions and statements) have been renewed. They now comply with the HowULearn questionnaire developed at the University of Helsinki based on scientific research on learning, studying and teaching at the university. The IT Center for Science CSC is now in charge of the survey’s technical implementation.

Survey is emailed to students 

The Bachelor’s Graduate Survey is emailed to all students who have taken bachelor’s degree or have studied for four years in a field of Medicine or Dentistry.  Each respondent receives a survey by email, containing a conver letter and a link to the survey. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to answer.

Why is it important to answer?

The purpose of the survey is to collect information on learning, studying and teaching in different fields. The aim is to create an accurate idea of students’ study experiences. Student feedback is important for developing the quality of education, teaching and guidance as well as better working methods.

Student feedback also affects the funding of universities. Since 2015, the Ministry of Education and Culture has allotted 3% of universities’ basic funding, in total about 50 million euro, based on national student feedback.

Each answer is rewarded

To thank you for your answer, the University of Oulu want to reward you. At the end of the survey you will get a code by which you can redeem a cup of coffee and a pulla from following Uniresta restaurants: Kastari (in Linnanmaa campus), Medisiina (in Kontinkangas campus) or Vanilla (Torikatu 34-40). All those who answer may also pick up a kandipalaute badge from the Faculty Study Affairs.

The University of Oulu and Uniresta Ltd are also raffling a sauna evening at the Saarelan Rantasauna among those who have answered the survey. Evening for ten will be catered by Uniresta. Value of the prize is approximately € 1000. If you want to participate in the raffle, leave your contact information in the end of the survey. The winner will be notified personally.

The results of the survey

The results of the Kandipalaute survey have been published in the intranet Notio. The 2016 reports will be completed in March-April 2017.

Further information

For more information, contact kandipalaute(at) or coordinator Tytti Tenhula, Academic Affairs. Additional information is also available on Intranet.

Last updated: 15.2.2017