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 delivery time for the certificate is usually two weeks after graduation, but may be longer for peak and holiday periods. You can pick up the degree certificate in Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Study Affairs, Room K201, 2. floor at Aapistie 7A (open Wed at 10-12). You can also authorize somebody to collect your certificate. If asked the certificate will be sent by normal non-certified mail (with student´s own responsibility).

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  23.1.2022)

 

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).

 

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

An electronic degree certificate has been in use at the University of Oulu since 1.8.2022.

We will inform graduates personally when the degree certificate is available for download 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 about the Diploma Conferment Ceremonies

In spring 2023 two Diploma Conferment Ceremonies will be organized:

  • Wednesday 8.2.2023 at 14. All students who graduate by the end of January 2023 are welcome to join - ilmoittautuminen helmikuun publiikkiin on päättynyt! 
  • Wednesday 7.6.2023 at 14. More information will be provided later.

The registration form for the ceremony will be added here and sent via email.

 

Timetable for submission of bachelor's theses and
graduation dates - Autumn term 2022

 

31.12.2022 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

Timetable for submission of bachelor's theses and
graduation dates - Spring term 2023

 

31.1.2023 Graduation day

3.1. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.1. 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

28.2.2023 Graduation day

2.2. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
21.2. 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

31.3.2023 Graduation day

3.3. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.3. 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

30.4.2023 Graduation day

2.4. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
23.4. 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

31.5.2023 Graduation day

3.5. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
24.5. 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

30.6.2023 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) after the electronic degree certficate is available for downloading in the Atomi service.

 

31.7.2023 Graduation day

2.6. deadline to upload Bachelor’s thesis to Laturi
(or 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.
  • You will receive a personal message to your university email address (@student.oulu.fi) 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

See instructions in Finnish;  Valmistuminen kandidaatiksi

Faculty of Technology

Follow the general instructions above.

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

In the field of Biomedical Engineering there is only master´s programme with separate graduation instructions and schedule. 

Medical and Wellness Technology

MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY

Steps and timetable for graduation during academic year 2022 – 2023

KINDLY NOTE THAT UPDATING OF INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS PAGE IS IN THE MAKING. FOR EXAMPLE,  THE ENTIRE  THESIS PROCESS FROM SUBMISSION TO EVALUATION WILL BE COMPLETED IN "LATURI".

THE TIMETABLE GIVEN BELOW IS, HOWEVER, VALID.  FOR MORE INFORMATION KINDLY CONTACT study.medicine(at)oulu.fi or eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi. 

STEPS 

Check deadlines from timetable below.

(if thesis is already completed earlier, complete steps 3,7, 8 and 9. See also Instructions for Master´s thesis)

1. Thesis reviewed by supervisors and modified by student

When the thesis is ready, it is reviewed by the supervisors and modified by the student when necessary.

2. Thesis to Laturi

Once the university supervisor has approved the thesis as completed and gives permission, student uploads completed thesis to the Laturi system. 

NOTE: if you are preparing an article thesis study faculty´s instructions for the process. 

3. Personal study plan (PSP) accepted

Contact PSP advisor Eveliina Seppälä (eveliina.seppala[at]oulu.fi) for finalizing your PSP and compilation of your studies for degree application.

4. Thesis evaluation by examiners

The examiners retrieve the thesis from the Laturi and evaluate it.

5. Degree Programme Committee Meeting reviews and accepts the grade

Student gets the accepted evaluation by email after the meeting. 

6. Maturity test accepted and saved to register

7. All studies registered in PEPPI

Student checks that the studies accepted in PSP have been completed and saved in PEPPI.

8. Degree Application in PEPPI

Student applies for graduation in PEPPI and attaches to application ´accepted PSP’ and ‘Completed Study Modules’ prepared together with PSP advisor 

9. Degree

The faculty grants the degree. 

TIMETABLE

Deadline for submission of the thesis in LATURI- system (no later than a week before degree programme committee meeting)

Review / acceptance of the thesis in degree programme committee meeting

Deadline for submission of the degree certificate application (no later than a week before graduation date)

Graduation date (last day of each month + extra day in December)

Degree certificate is available within 1 - 2 weeks from graduation date (no later that on date given below)

8.8.2022

15.8.2022

24.8.2022

31.8.2022

15.9.2022

8.9.2022

15.9.2022

23.9.2022

30.9.2022

13.10.2022

7.10.2022

14.10.2022

24.10.2022

31.10.2022

17.11.2022

9.11.2022

16.11.2022

23.11.2022

30.11.2022

15.12.2022

8.12.2022

15.12.2022

24.12.2022

31.12.2022

19.1.2023

10.1.2023

17.1.2023

24.1.2023

31.1.2023

16.2.2023

7.2.2023

14.2.2023

31.2.2023

28.2.2023

16.3.2023

10.3.2023

17.3.2023

24.3.2023

31.3.2023

13.4.2023

6.4.2023 13.4.2023 23.4.2023 30.4.2023 18.5.2023
5.5.2023 12.5.2023 24.5.2023 31.5.2023 15.6.2023
9.6.2023 16.6.2023 23.6.2023 30.6.2023 13.7.2023

 

For possible further questions, please, contact eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi or study.medicine(at)oulu.fi.

 

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 put updated PSP in the application for degree.

Academic year 2022-2023

Application for degree in the Peppi

Graduation date

Degree sertificate

   24.8.2022

  31.8.2022

   15.9.2022

   23.9.2022

  30.9.2022

13.10.2022

24.10.2022

31.10.2022

17.11.2022

23.11.2022

30.11.2022

15.12.2022

24.12.2022

31.12.2022

   19.1.2023

  24.1.2023

  31.1.2023

   16.2.2023

  21.2.2023

  28.2.2023

   16.3.2023

  24.3.2023

  31.3.2023

   13.4.2023

  23.4.2023

  30.4.2023

   18.5.2023

  24.5.2023

  31.5.2023

   15.6.2023

  23.6.2023

  30.6.2023

   13.7.2023

  24.7.2023

  31.7.2023

   17.8.2023

 

 

 

 

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