Degree certificate, transcript of records and Diploma Supplement

Student receives degree certificate, transcript of records and Diploma Supplement when graduating.

Graduating student, notice this!

Degree Certificate

University of Oulu grants a degree certificate to all graduating students. The degree certificate contains the name and birthday of the student, the name of the degree, the decree on university degrees, main subject and graduation date.

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. Students who graduated before 1st of August will receive the official degree certificate as a paper version from the Academic Affairs Service Team.

In addition to the Electronic degree certificate student receives the transcript of records, Diploma Supplement and a paper copy of the degree certificate and the attachments. 

After graduation student downloads the official Electronic degree certificate from Peppi's Atomi-service for free. The paper copy of the degree certificate can be received by attending to the Faculty's Graduation Ceremony, getting it from the Academic Affairs Service Team's service point or asking it to be sent by post. Choose how you wish to receive the copy of the degree certificate in Peppi's Graduation service when filling in the application. 

All the Electronic degree certificates will be saved in University of Oulu's electronic archive. Student can receive a replica of the official degree certificate in case the official degree certificate gets destroyed. The replica is chargeable.  

Transcript of records

The transcript of records contains information about all the studies included in the degree.

The name, width, evaluation, and execution date of the studies are written in the transcript of records. In addition, there is information about student’s thesis and possible qualifications and other additional information.

Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document accompanying a higher education diploma that provides a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed by its holder. The document is in English. It provides additional information to the official degrees and transcript, making it more easily understood especially by employers or institutions outside Finland.

The Diploma Supplement is produced by higher education institutions according to standards agreed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The Diploma Supplement is also part of the Europass framework transparency tools.

Students in the university of Oulu get the Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge along with the official diploma. Note, that the Diploma Supplement is not a substitute for the original qualification.

More information about Diploma Supplement is available at the European Commission’s website.