Registration for Conferment Ceremony

The registration for the Conferment Ceremony is closed for the moment, as the event has been postponed until spring 2022.  Please note that this page contains information which is no longer valid. Information concerning registration will be updated later. 

Registration is not open at the moment.


Please sign up here.  

The registration is binding. Make sure that you have all the information needed when proceeding to the registration form (e.g. information concerning the Conferment Book–only Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2020, invoice address, names and addresses of your accompanying person/s, special dietary restrictions, etc.). 

The fees can be paid through a Finnish online bank or by invoice (invoice fee of 10 € will be added). Please read through the Cancellation Policy as well as the Data Privacy Notice below.

When proceeding to the registration form, please sign up according to the most suitable status presented below:

A. Young Doctor, Doctoral Dissertation in 2017 or after 2017

B. Young Doctor, Doctoral Dissertation before 2017

C. Honorary Doctors of 2020

D1. Invited guests of the University of Oulu to the day and evening events

D2. Invited guests of the University of Oulu to the day event

D3. Invited guests of the University of Oulu to the evening event

E. Young Doctor, attending as absent

F. Organizers of the Conferment Ceremony

G. Staff of the University of Oulu (Invited members of the staff i.e. professors)

H. Heralds

Registration fees

Sword Whetting on Friday 11 September 2020: 100 €/person

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony 12 September 2020: free of charge                   

Conferment Banquet and Ball on Saturday 12 September 2020: 130 €/person

Sailing Trip on Sunday 13 September 2020: 50 €/person

Attending the Conferment Ceremony as absent: 50 € (the given information will be published in the Conferment Book and the diploma will be sent after the event).

The Conferment Book

The Conferment Book 2020 will be published according to the information collected from the Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2020. If you prefer not to have your information published in the Conferment Book, you have the right to leave the questions unfilled. 

We would kindly ask you to fill in the information asked on the registration form. Especially, we would request you to fill in the information concerning your Doctoral thesis, faculty and diplomas. The following information will be asked from you on the the registration form: 

Faculty in which your Doctorate Degree has been awarded.

Doctoral thesis.



Notable study trips.

Main occupations and posts.

Notable Positions of Trust.

Decorations, honorary distinctions and prizes, commemorative badges and medals.

Date of birth.

The printable instructions concerning the Conferment Book (pdf).

Accompanying persons

The Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2020 are welcomed to bring one main accompanying person to the Conferment Ceremony in the main festive hall, Saalastinsali. The accompanying person is also welcomed to the Sword-Whetting on Friday 11 September 2020, to the Conferment Banquet and Ball on Saturday 12 September 2020 and to the Sailing Trip on Sunday 13 September 2020.

In addition, the Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2020 can register two additional accompanying persons who will watch the Conferment Ceremony in a separate L1-hall via live stream. Due to the restrictions of the venues the additional accompanying persons cannot attend the Conferment Ceremony in Saalastinsali, Sword Whetting or the Conferment Banquet and Ball.

Data Privacy Notice

Personal Data collected on the online form of the Doctoral Conferment Ceremony is processed for organising the 11th Conferment Ceremony of University of Oulu. The events related to the Conferment Ceremony are videotaped and photographed. The Doctoral Conferment Ceremony will also be live-streamed (live webcast). The Procession to the Oulu Cathedral will be yet filmed with a drone.

By attending to the event, you accept that you will be photographed and that the audio and video material may be used for the purposes described in the data privacy notice.

Please read carefully the data privacy notices below, which describe how the University of Oulu processes your and your Companion’s personal data while organising the 11th Conferment Ceremony of University of Oulu. A data privacy notice for Companions will be sent to the registered Companions by e-mail. The privacy notice for the registered persons and participants can be found here and for companions here.

Cancellation Policy

Registration is binding. Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail) to Konffa Ltd. The fee for any amendments is 10 €/ registration. Should there be any mistakes in the given registration details, the fee for correction will be 10 €. 

Cancellations will be accepted until 1 August 2020 with a refund of all paid fees, less an administration charge of 50 €. The administration charge concerning the Sailing trip is 30 €.   After 1 August 2020 no refunds will be given.

Force Majeure, health related issues:

Should there occur an insuperable obstacle related to a registered person’s health, the registration fees will be refunded, less an administration charge. Cancellation must be made in writing (by e-mail) to Konffa, and an official medical certificate must be presented. 

Contact information

If you have any questions, please contact the conference agency Konffa: or tel. +358 10 292 6500.


Last updated: 31.3.2021