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.

Once all the required courses (usually 180 ECT) have been completed and added in the study register, the student may apply for graduation and a diploma in the OSAT-system (osat.oulu.fi).

The diploma is available at your Academic Affairs Service Team, usually two weeks after graduation (during exceptional circumstances and peak and holiday periods, delivery times may be longer). 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.

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

How to graduate from the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (For PhD Diplomas, See: www.oulu.fi/uniogs)

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 and check that all courses you are going to include in the degree are listed in your register WebOodi. 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, 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 (study.fbmm@oulu.fi).
  4. Be sure that you have uploaded your thesis into LATURI and that the Maturity test has been accepted
  5. Fill in the application for degree certificate in the OSAT system (https://osat.oulu.fi/) send at least two weeks before the date of graduation.  Make sure that you have sent the application including the accepted PSP. Detailed instructions how to make the application here. If you have problems with the OSAT-system please contact the helpdesk: osat(at)oulu.fi.

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. 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.

Planned graduation day on June 2020 is moved to December 2020. The exact time will be decided and informed later.


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 Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Humanities

Students who have completed all the studies required for the Bachelor's degree should apply for the degree by filling in an electronic form in OSAT (Students' e-Services) and submitting it to the Faculty of Humanities (see the deadlines below).

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 appr. two months before the ceremony. 

 Graduation dates (Autumn term 2020)

  • 31.8.2020
  • 30.9.2020
  • 31.10.2020
  • 30.11.2020
  • 31.12.2020

Graduation ceremony:  Due to pandemic the graduation ceremony in December is cancelled.

Graduation dates (Spring term 2021)

  • 31.1.2021
  • 28.2.2021
  • 31.3.2021
  • 30.4.2021
  • 31.5.2021
  • 30.6.2021
  • 31.7.2021

Graduation ceremony:  The graduation ceremony in June (venue and time) will be confirmed by the end of April.  Please note that  you have to graduate by May 31  to be able to participate the graduation ceremony in June.

Faculty of Education

 

Degree certificates will be mailed by registered mail.

TIMETABLE FOR SUBMISSION OF BACHELOR'S THESES AND GRADUATION DATES, AUTUMN TERM 2020

Bachelor's theses are uploaded to the system through Laturi.


November 30 Graduation Date

November 2 Deadline for the student to upload the Bachelor’s thesis to the Laturi
Agree on writing the maturity test with your thesis supervisor
November 24 Deadline for submission of your application for degree certificate in electronical OSAT application

PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date!

Certificate will be delivered within two weeks.
 

December 31 Graduation Date

December 3 Deadline for the student to upload the Bachelor’s thesis to the Laturi
Agree on writing the maturity test with your thesis supervisor
December 24 Deadline for submission of your application for degree certificate in electronical OSAT application

PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date!

Certificate will be delivered within three weeks.


TIMETABLE FOR SUBMISSION OF BACHELOR'S THESES AND GRADUATION DATES, SPRING TERM 2021

Bachelor's theses are uploaded to the system through Laturi.

Graduation date

Deadline to upload bachelor’s thesis to Laturi


(laturi.oulu.fi)

Deadline for submission of your degree validation application
*)

(osat.oulu.fi)

Deadline to post the degree certificate
**)

31.1.

3.1.

24.1.

15.2.

28.2.

31.1.

21.2.

15.3.

31.3.

3.3.

24.3.

14.4.

30.4.

2.4.

23.4.

14.5.

31.5.

3.5.

24.5.

21.6.

30.6.

2.6.

23.6.

20.8.

31.7.

23.6.

31.7.

20.8.

*) All the credits must have been registered into Oodi by this date.

**) Degree certificates will be mailed by registered mail.

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 in OSAT system. Here are instructions for the application

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 Oodi 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 e-Services.

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.

Please notice that graduation event in autumn 2020 is cancelled due COVID-19.

Marking Compiled Study Modules on the Diploma Application

  • Finalised minor subject modules / grouping studies by subject (a minor subject consists of at least 15 ECTS credits. NOTE: Does not apply to all subjects)
  • Major subject module: studies are packaged after the thesis and maturity examination have both been approved
  • The packaging of teacher's pedagogical studies is handled by the Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education (you can request the packaging by email, for example)
  • Remember to attach a personal study plan to your application.  If you have problems with the OSAT-system please contact helpdesk: osat(at)oulu.fi.

Graduation timetable 2020-21

APPLICATION DEADLINE GRADUATION DAY DIPLOMA AWARDED
24.8.2020 31.8.2020 17.9.2020
23.9.2020 30.9.2020 15.10.2020
24.10.2020 31.10.2020 19.11.2020
23.11.2020 31.11.2020 17.12.2020
24.12.2020 31.12.2020 January 2021
24.1.2021 31.1.2021 18.2.2021
21.2.2021 28.2.2021 18.3.2021
24.3.2021 31.3.2021 15.4.2021
23.4.2021 30.4.2021 20.5.2021
24.5.2021 31.5.2021 17.6.2021, Graduation Event at 14-16
23.6.2021 30.6.2021 August 2021
24.7.2021 31.7.2021 August 2021

Oulu Business School

See instructions in Finnish;  Valmistuminen kandidaatiksi

Health Sciences

Biochemistry BSc

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 / Graduation

STEPS

(* = check deadlines from timetable below)

(if thesis is already completed earlier, complete steps 4,7, 8 and 9)

  1. Thesis reviewed by supervisors and modified by student
    1. When the thesis is ready, it is reviewed by the supervisors and modified by the student when necessary.
  2. Thesis to Laturi *
    1. Once the university supervisor has approved the thesis as completed and gives permission, student uploads completed thesis to the Laturi system. More instructions on Laturi can be found from http://laturi.oulu.fi  
  3. Presenting your thesis in BME seminar.
    1. Check time reservations. Duration 15 minutes.
  4. Personal study plan (PSP) accepted
    1. Contact PSP advisor Anna Maijala (anna.maijala[at]oulu.fi) for finalizing your PSP and compilation of your studies for degree application.
  5. Thesis evaluation by examiner(s) (=supervisor(s))
    1. The eximiner(s) retrieve the thesis from the Laturi and evaluate it.
  6. Maturity test accepted and saved to register
    1. Summary of the thesis is accepted as Maturity test (due to exception time with coronavirus).
  7. All studies registered in WebOodi
    1. Student checks that the studies accepted in PSP have been completed and saved in WebOodi.
  8. Degree Application in OSAT – system *
    1. Student applies for graduation in the OSAT-system and attaches ‘accepted PSP’ and ‘Completed Study Modules’ prepared together with PSP advisor to the degree application in OSAT-system.
  9. Degree *
    1. The Faculty grants the degree. 

TIMETABLE

Deadline for submission of the thesis in LATURI- system

Review of the thesis in degree programme committee meeting

Deadline for submission of the degree certificate application in OSAT-system

Graduation date

Degree certificate is available

17.11.2020

15.12.2020

17.12.2020

31.12.2020

14.1.2021

17.12.2020

14.1.2021

17.1.2021

31.1.2021

15.2.2021

13.1.2021

10.2.2021

14.2.2021

28.2.2021

15.3.2021

16.2.2021

16.3.2021

17.3.2021

31.3.2021

14.4.2021

18.3.2021

15.4.2021

16.4.2021

30.4.2021

14.5.2021

14.4.2021

12.5.2021

17.5.2021

31.5.2021

14.6.2021

18.5.2021

15.6.2021

16.6.2021

30.6.2021

14.7.2021

2.6.2021

30.6.2021

17.7.2021

31.7.2021

16.8.2021

In December 2020, there is an additional graduation date on 18th of Dec, 2020.

The student can pick up the degree certificate at the faculty´s Academic Affairs Service Team office on Kontinkangas campus (Aapistie 7A, 2nd floor, room K201) or ask for the certificate to be sent to him/her by mail.

For possible further questions, please, contact Anna Maijala 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 

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 the OSAT system

For now there are no graduation ceremonies because of Covid pandemic. 

Information Processing Science

Please put updated PSP in the application for degree.

Application for degree in the OSAT:iin

Graduation date

Degree sertificate

24.8.2020

31.8.2020

17.9.2020

23.9.2020

30.9.2020

15.10.2020

24.10.2020

31.10.2020

19.11.2020

23.11.2020

30.11.2020

17.12.2020

24.12.2020

31.12.2020

14.1.2021

24.1.2021

31.1.2021

18.2.2021

21.2.2021

28.2.2021

18.3.2021

24.3.2021

31.3.2021

15.4.2021

23.4.2021

30.4.2021

20.5.2021

24.5.2021

31.5.2021

17.6.2021

23.6.2021

30.6.2021

15.7.2021

24.7.2021

31.7.2021

19.8.2021

 

 

Last updated: 10.12.2020