Graduation: Bachelor's degree

A Bachelor's degree is a lower university degree. The scope of a degree is at least 180 credits (3 years of full-time study). Bachelor's degree requires basic and subject studies of the main subject, language studies, minor subjects and optional courses. A Bachelor’s thesis is prepared usually in the third study year.

Graduation

Once all the required courses (usually 180 ECT) have been completed and added in the study register, you may apply for the degree certificate in Peppi's Graduation -service. Instructions are as follows:

Start checking your studies and accepted PSP in Peppi in good time before your target graduation date. Check that all required courses (usually 180 ECT) have been or will be completed and added in the study register. Remember to register for Maturity Test in Peppi.

There are two phases in Graduation -service:

  1. reviewing
  2. finalizing.

In this first phase you need to answer to the Finnish Bachelor's Survey. After that you will proceed to the degree certificate application, which is also the checking list for graduation. After you have sent your application, the officer will review your studies, your PSP and credits. After that you get notification that you can send your application to be finalized.

In finalizing phase all information related to graduation will be reviewed and graduation date confirmed. After all your information has been processed, you get notification of the acceptance and confirmation of the graduation date.

To congratulate you and say thanks, we are awarding you with the “Kandi Alumni” badge which will be handed out with your degree diploma at your Academic Affairs Service Team.

A person who has completed a Bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply or continue for studies leading to a Master’s degree.

N.B.! Students who graduate 2022/08/01 or later will receive the official degree certificate as Electronic degree certificate. In addition they will receive a paper copy of the degree certificate. Read further instructions by clicking the link below. Students who graduated before 1st of August will receive the official degree certificate as a paper version from the Academic Affairs Service Team.

For you

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

How to graduate from the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (For PhD Diplomas, See: University of Oulu Graduate School)

The graduation date is always the last day of the month (including July 31), except December, when the graduation date is also the day of graduation event (Publiikki).

To get your diploma ready in good time. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Update your PSP in Peppi and check that all courses you are going to include in the degree are listed in the same study right (Bachelor or Master). If needed, Faculty study affairs is able to move studies from one study right to another. If something is missing contact the relevant Faculty Study Affairs (in FBMM kaisa.tuominen@oulu.fi). You can find contact information of the Faculty Study Affairs here. When all studies are included, send PSP to jari.heikkinen@oulu.fi for acceptance.
  2. After your PSP is confirmed and If You included a minor subject into the degree eg. Entrepreneurship 25 credits, contact the relevant Faculty Study Affairs and ask for the compiling of your minor studies. In the message include: your name, student number in relevant study right, degree programme and a list of courses to be included in the minor.
  3. All courses and minors must be in the register at the latest two weeks before graduation day, otherwise graduation will be delayed. Major subject (biochemistry) will be compiled in FBMM.
  4. Fill in the application for degree certificate in Peppi's Graduation -service at least seven days before the date of graduation. When filling the degree application, please note: FBMM only organizes graduation event (Publiikki) at the end of semesters. You can invite max. 2 guests. An invitation will be sent to everyone who graduates after the previous graduation event and on the day of the graduation event. The next Graduation event will be held on the Kontinkangas campus on December 2024.

The delivery time for the certificate is usually two weeks after graduation but may be longer for peak and holiday periods.

Graduation events are organized in the last graduation day of the semester. All students that have graduated at that semester are welcome to the graduation event. Kaisa Tuominen will send a special invitation to students graduating on graduation event day or before.

NOTE the student financial aid regulations, if you take your certificate before 18th of the month

You can only be awarded one diploma at a time. This means you cannot receive a diploma for your Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree on the same date. You have to submit two different diploma applications for the two degrees on two different dates. Same applies for the PhL degree. If the diploma application or its attachments are incomplete, the awarding of the diploma may moved to a later date.

Faculty of Humanities

Students who have completed all the studies required for the Bachelor's degree should apply for the degree certificate in Peppi's Graduation Service.

Graduating students can take part in the official graduation ceremony (publiikki), where diplomas are distributed to the graduates. The ceremony is public and a graduating student may invite two guests along.

Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year, in December and June. Date and venue will be confirmed approximately two months before the ceremony.

Graduation dates (Spring term 2023)

  • 31.1.
  • 28.2.
  • 31.3.
  • 30.4.
  • 31.5.
  • 30.6.
  • 31.7.

Faculty of Education and Psychology

(Updated 24.6.2024)

Applying for the degree

The degree certificate application is completed in the Peppi Graduation -service (check the general info above, on top of the page).

Begin the graduation related process, such as making sure your PSP is up to date, in good time before the official graduation date. If necessary, please contact your Faculty academic affairs team for assistance (study.education@oulu.fi). The thesis process and instructions for the system can be found in the Laturi guide. Please take care of the issues related to the thesis according to the guide and schedule.

Remember the following:

  • FEP students PSP’s do not need to be “approved” in Peppi. However, it is good to go through the HOPS with a tutor teacher/education designer prior to graduation to make sure the PSP is up to date.
  • Studies (such as minor studies or elective studies) have to be correctly placed on the PSP before beginning the graduation process.
  • Studies which will not be included in the degree can be left in the section “External studies module”

Delivering the degree certificate

Please note that the delivery date of the electronic diploma may be different from the graduation date (up to two weeks from the graduation date). During holidays and peak times, the delivery time may be longer, but a maximum of four weeks.

Graduates will receive an automatic message from the address noreply@oulu.fi when the degree certificate can be downloaded in the Atomi service.

Diploma Conferment Ceremony

The Diploma Conferment Ceremony will be organized at the Faculty of Education and Psychology max. two times per academic year.

The exact times and other details of the ceremonies will always be informed separately.

The student must always register for the ceremony separately. The registration made via Peppi graduation application is not enough.

More information and times for FEP Diploma Confermeant Ceremonies during the academic year 2024-2025 can be found on the 'Diploma conferment Ceremony' webpage.

Timetable for submission of bachelor's theses and
graduation dates - Spring term 2024

30.6.2024 Graduation day

2.6. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
23.6. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

31.7.2024 Graduation day

Uploading Bachelor's thesis to Laturi: You can agree on a schedule with your instructor; the bachelor's thesis must be approved in Laturi no later than 24.7.
24.7. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

Graduation timetable - Autumn term 2024

31.8.2024 graduation day

3.8. deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.8. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

30.9.2024 graduation day

2.9. deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
23.9. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

31.10.2024 graduation day

3.10. deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.10. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

30.11.2024 graduation day

2.11. deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
23.11. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

31.12.2024 graduation day

3.12. deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.12. deadline to send the reviewing phase application (see more info on top of the page)

  • All credits must be registered as completed on the PSP.
  • You will receive a message once the reviewing phase has been completed.
  • Send the finalization application (see more info on top of the page).
  • Wait for confirmation on the acceptance of your application and graduation date. This message usually comes before the graduation day, but during peak times it may not arrive until after the graduation day, but within two weeks of it at the latest.
  • You will receive a personal e-mail after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

Faculty of Science

You can only be awarded one diploma at a time. This means you cannot receive a diploma for your Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree on the same date. You have to submit two different diploma applications for the two degrees on two different dates. Same applies for the PhL degree. Graduation timetable is different for doctoral students. However, they also need to apply for the diploma.

You need to apply for the degree at latest seven days before the end of the month. The graduation day will be last day of the month. Hence, you will receive the diploma within two weeks after the graduation (exception holiday seasons, rush periods).

The completed study modules in major and minor subjects must be packaged properly in before a diploma can be awarded. Please ask the packaking of your minor studies before filling the application the diploma. The packaking of the minor studies should be asked from the faculty in which you did that minor. Please tell your name (firstname and lastname), student number, major subject and the minor need to packaking. After that you can fill out the electronic application for degree certificate in Peppi.

You can pick up the degree certificate from Compass Service Point (G corridor). Graduation events are organized in the last graduation day of the semester. All students that have graduated at that semester are welcome to the graduation event. If you want to register for it, please send us an e-mail (study.science(a)oulu.fi) . You can bring max. 2 persons as your avec. You can also invite one member of staff if you want. The dress code for the event is smart casual. If you live out of town, we can also send the degree certificate to you by mail.

Graduation timetable

APPLICATION DEADLINE

GRADUATION DAY

24.8.

31.8.

23.9.

30.9.

24.10.

31.10.

23.11.

31.11.

24.12.

31.12.

24.1.

31.1.

21.2.

28.2.

24.3.

31.3.

23.4.

30.4.

24.5.

31.5.

23.6.

30.6.

24.7.

31.7.

Oulu Business School

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Faculty of Technology

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Biomedical Engineering MHSc

In Biomedical Engineering there is only master´s programme (steps and timetable of graduation).

Medical and Wellness Technology

The process of graduation of the Bachelor students of the Medical and Wellness Technology is the same with the students of the Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Medicine (steps and timetable) except there won´t be any graduation ceremony for graduating Bachelors.

Electronics and Communications Engineering

The bachelor's thesis is an independent essay or design work which presents that the students master their field of study.

To achieve the bachelor's degree student must

  1. Complete the courses included in study plan
  2. Document the bachelor's thesis
  3. Take the written maturity test
  4. Apply for the bachelor's degree

Computer Science and Engineering

Graduation

  1. Complete all courses in your study plan
  2. Complete Bachelor’s Thesis or Embedded Software Project course and Technical Communication course
  3. Uploading the bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
  4. Attend the maturity test
  5. Apply for the degree
Bachelor's degree graduation schedule and instrucitons
Other matters

If the student does not continue studies in the CSE degree programme, also the keys, books and other borrowed items (tools, devices) need to be returned. After completing all these tasks, processing the application, approving the thesis, and granting the degree takes 2-4 weeks.

B.Sc. students can participate the last Publiikki ceremonyt (graduation event) in spring (graduates during the spring) and the last Publiikki ceremony in autumn (graduates during the autumn).

Student can register for the ceremony while applying for a degree in Peppi´s graduation system.

Information Processing Science

Please do the final PSP in the Peppi system and ask teacher tutor to approve it or education designer to approve it study.itee@oulu.fi

Academic year 2023-2024

Application for degree in the Peppi Graduation date
24.8.2023 31.8.2023
23.9.2023 30.9.2023
24.10.2023 31.10.2023
23.11.2023 30.11.2023
24.12.2023 31.12.2023
24.1.2024 31.1.2024
21.2.2024 29.2.2024
24.3.2024 31.3.2024
23.4.2024 30.4.2024
24.5.2024 31.5.2024
23.6.2024 30.6.2024
24.7.2024 31.7.2024

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