To receive a degree certificate and graduate from the university, see faculties website below. The diplomas are granted once a month on average. The degree is requested with a separate form which has to be delivered to the Study Affairs Service Point about two weeks before the admitting day of the certificate.The students must make sure in good time before planned graduation that they have completed all the studies required by the degree.

Completing bachelor's degree and student financial aid

Financial aid for university level studies that have begun after August 1st 2011 is granted at first only for the Bachelor's degree. Please make sure in good time what your faculty’s instructions and timetable for submission of Bachelor’s theses are and also the graduation dates. Assessment of the Bachelor's thesis and maturity examination are time-consuming processes. Student financial aid for the Master's degree can only be granted starting the month following the Bachelor’s degree graduation. Please, check faculties’ instructions and graduation dates.

Answer the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey

Finnish universities are conducting the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey. The survey will be sent to all students who have taken the bachelor's degree in the University of Oulu. Please answer the survey before you pick up your degree certificate from the Study Affairs Service Point.

Join the University of Oulu Alumni Network

We invite graduates and soon-to-be graduates to join the University of Oulu Alumni Network. The Alumni Network is a free-of-charge online tool for all UO alumni.  You can be connected to the network as soon as you have taken the bachelor's degree. Over 6000 UO graduates have already registered. More information on alumni relations:

Last updated: 28.9.2016