Completion of studies and application for degree certificate
The students must make sure in good time before planned graduation that they have completed all the studies required by the degree. You can check for the requirements in the Study Guide. You may also request a student advisor or academic affairs secretary to help you in finding out what the status of your studies is.
If you have pursued studies in other faculties or universities, make sure the credits are transferred to your study register well in time.
Note! The personal study plan (PSP) is not a mandatory attachment for the degree applications in the Faculty of Education and will be separately requested, if needed.
See here for an example of how to fill in the electronic application.
Graduating students can take part in the official graduation ceremony (publiikki), where degree certificates are distributed to the graduates. The ceremony is public and students can invite their family and friends along. Ceremonies are usually held once in semester (June and December). The dress code for a daytime academic occasion classified as solemn is dark/lounge suit.
Graduating ceremony of the autumn term 2019 is held on 18th December at 13.00 pm in the lecture hall L3. Please registrer to the ceremony in your degree certificate application in the OSAT-system.
If you are unable to participate in the graduation ceremony, you can collect your degree certificate from Study Point Kompassi (Opintokatu, KE1020) between 10-14. We will let you know in person when the certificate can be collected. By request, the degree certificate can also be sent to the graduate by mail.
The University of Oulu is using a Diploma Supplement developed in cooperation with the EU and the Ministry of Education. It is an English appendix to the degree certificate. University of Oulu students automatically receive a Diploma Supplement free of charge upon graduation. The supplement details the structure and scope of the degree, courses taken and an account of the Finnish educational system.
Last updated: 18.10.2019