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 Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Humanities

Students who have completed all the studies required for the Bachelor's, Master's, Licenciate’s or Doctor’s degree should apply for the degree (and register for the graduation ceremony) 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 students can invite their family and friends along.

Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year, on December and June.
 

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 (venue and time) will be confirmed in November.  Please note that  you have to graduate by November 30  to be able to participate the graduation ceremony in December.

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 in the beginning of Spring term.  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

Graduation instructions to Biochemistry BSc and MSc are equal:

https://www.oulu.fi/forstudents/node/59905#6195

Biomedical Engineering MHSc

Medical and Wellness Technology

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY

GRADUATION IN SUMMER 2020 - BACHELOR´S DEGREE

 

Graduation in June 30th

Graduation in July 31st

Thesis reviewed by supervisors and modified by student

         10.6.2020

Need to ask to supervisors because of holidays.

Thesis to Laturi

         17.6.2020

Need to ask to supervisors because of holidays.

Contact to PSP advisor

         17.6.2020

             17.6.2020

Thesis evaluation by supervisors

         24.6.2020

             24.7.2020

Maturity test:

         25.6.2020

             24.7.2020

All studies

registered in

WebOodi

         25.6.2020

             27.7.2020

Degree Application in OSAT:

         24.6.2020

             24.7.2020

 

For possible further questions kindly contact 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.

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: 17.11.2020