University of Oulu, 2016

Graduation: Master's degree

 A Master’s degree is a second cycle university degree and the scope is at least 120 credits (2 years of full-time study). 

Studies leading to the master’s degree may include basic, subject and advanced studies, language and communication studies, interdisciplinary study projects, optional courses and internship improving expertise. The degree includes also a Master’s thesis (20 – 40 ECT), which is a research project prepared in the last studying year.

Once all the required courses have been completed and added in the study register, the student may apply for graduation and a diploma in the OSAT-system. Remember to check your faculty’s schedule for graduations!

The diploma conferment ceremonies are held in the end of autumn and spring semesters in the faculties. If you don't want to take part to the ceremony, 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). We wish to congratulate you with the University of Oulu silver alumni pin which will be handed out with your diploma. 

When you are graduating from your degree programme, you can apply for a complementary study right from August 1, 2020 in the OSAT-system. More information on complementary study right's website.

The University of Oulu offers the opportunity, for those who have com-pleted their master's degree in 2020, to study Open University courses at the University of Oulu free of charge during the academic year 2020-2021, read more on Students' news.

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

Faculty of Education Master's Degree Graduation Dates Spring 2020 (updated 21.4.2020)

Graduation ceremony June 17 is cancelled.

Degree certificates will be mailed by registered mail.

 

 

TIMETABLE FOR SUBMISSION OF MASTER’S THESES AND GRADUATION DATES , AUTUMN TERM 2020:

Master’s theses are uploaded to the system through LATURI. For instructions, see http://laturi.oulu.fi/.
Please note 
that the student affairs secretary needs to have entered the details on your thesis into the Oodi system before you submit your thesis to Laturi.

No separate maturity test is taken any longer in connection with the Master’s thesis, as the test is replaced by the thesis abstract. However, if you did not do the maturity test in connection with your Bachelor’s thesis, you do need to do it in connection with the Master’s thesis.

 

August 31 Graduation Date

June 26 Deadline for the student to upload the Master's thesis to the Laturi
August 13 Supervisor delivers signed statement of the Thesis to the student affairs secretary
August 17 The Education Dean approves Master’s theses  
August 24 Deadline for submission of your degree validation application in OSAT system
PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date

The certificate will be delivered within two weeks from the graduation day.
We will let you know in person when the degree certificate can be collected.

 

September 30 Graduation Date

August 19 Deadline for the student to upload the Master's thesis to the Laturi
September 14 Supervisor delivers signed statement of the Thesis to the student affairs secretary
September 16 The Education Dean approves Master’s theses
September 23 Deadline for submission of your degree validation application in OSAT system
PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date

The certificate will be delivered within two weeks from the graduation day.
We will let you know in person when the degree certificate can be collected.

 

October 31 Graduation Date

September 18 Deadline for the student to upload the Master's thesis to the Laturi
October 14 Supervisor delivers signed statement of the Thesis to the student affairs secretary
October 16 The Education Dean approves Master’s theses  
October 23 Deadline for submission of your degree validation application in OSAT system
PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date

The certificate will be delivered within two weeks from the graduation day.
We will let you know in person when the degree certificate can be collected.

 

November 30 Graduation Date

October 19 Deadline for the student to upload the Master's thesis to the Laturi
November 12 Supervisor delivers signed statement of the Thesis to the student affairs secretary
November 16 The Education Dean approves Master’s theses
November 23 Deadline for submission of your degree validation application in OSAT system
PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date

The certificate will be delivered within two weeks from the graduation day.
We will let you know in person when the degree certificate can be collected.

Graduation ceremony is in December. Date will be announced later.

 

December 31 Graduation Date

November 19 Deadline for the student to upload the Master's thesis to the Laturi
December 15 Supervisor delivers signed statement of the Thesis to the student affairs secretary
December 17  The Education Dean approves Master’s theses  
December 24 Deadline for submission of your degree validation application in OSAT system
PLEASE NOTE! All your credits must have been entered into the Oodi system by this date

The certificate will be delivered within three weeks from the graduation day.
We will let you know in person when the degree certificate can be collected.

 

Students who have completed all the studies required for the Master'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 2019)

  • 31.8.2019
  • 30.9.2019
  • 31.10.2019
  • 30.11.2019
  • 31.12.2019

Graduation ceremony: Tuesday 17.12.2019 (venue and time will be announced later). Please note that  you have to graduate by November 30  to be able to participate the gaduation ceremony in December.

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(at)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.

 


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. Instructions are here.

You need to apply for the degree at latest seven days bafore 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. It is the student's responsibility to inquire about the packaging of studies from the departments of their major and minor subjects. 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 to which you did that minor. You can find contact information of the faculties here. 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 Service Point (student affairs) of the faculty (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.

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 PSP, or personal study plan, to your application (now mandatory for all students). You can find more detailed information about the filling the application here. 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

30.11.2020

17.12.2020, Graduation Event at 14-16

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

Ota hyvissä ajoin ennen arvioitua valmistumisajankohtaa yhteyttä opintoasiainsihteeriin, jonka kanssa voit käydä läpi opintosi ja suunnitella tutkintosi. Kaikki tutkintoon kuuluvat opinnot tulee olla suoritettuina ja kirjattuina Oodiin noin kaksi viikkoa ennen valmistumispäivää. Koulutuksen lähipalvelupisteen yhteystiedot löydät tästä linkistä. Täytä ja lähetä tutkintotodistushakemus OSAT-järjestelmässä. (Huom. Tutkintotodistushakemuksessa oleva kohta valmistumistilaisuuteen ilmoittautumisesta ei koske terveystieteitä.) 

Essential points in the graduation process:

Timetable for students graduating during autumn term 2020

dl Thesis in Laturi

Thesis grading

TOTO-meeting

Applying degree cert. (OSAT)

Graduation date

Graduation ceremony

14.8.

18.8.

 21.8.

 24.8.

 31.8.

 17.9.

14.9.

17.9.

 21.9.

 23.9.

 30.9.

 15.10.

19.10.

22.10.

 26.10.

 24.10.

 31.10.

 19.11.

13.11.

17.11.

 20.11.

 23.11.

 30.11.

 17.12.

7.12.

10.12.

 14.12.

 24.12.

 31.12.

 14.1.

 

Timetable for graduation during academic year 2019-2020

There is no graduation ceremony in July. Students are welcome to join ceremony in August.

Deadline for the degree certificate application

Graduation date

Graduation ceremony, the degree certificate is available

la 24.8

la 31.8.

to 19.9.

ma 23.9.

ma 30.9.

to 17.10.

to 24.10

to 31.10.

to 14.11.

la 23.11.

la 30.11.

ke 18.12.

ti 24.12.

ti 31.12.

to 16.1.

pe 24.1.

pe 31.1.

to 20.2.

la 22.2.

la 29.2.

to 19.3.

ti 24.3.

ti 31.3.

to 16.4.

to 23.4.

to 30.4.

to 14.5.

la 24.5.

la 31.5.

ti 16.6.

to 25.6.

to 30.6.

to 16.7. (no ceremony)

pe 24.7.

pe 31.7.

to 20.8.

 

Feedback Questionnaire for those about to graduate and already graduated students

Please answer the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland organization (TEK) survey:

The data will be used to develop The Electronics and Communications Engineering Degree Programme. Thank you in advance for your feedback! 

Other Tasks When the Thesis Is Ready

You also need to attend the maturity test, and return all university library books, as well as keys, equipment, machinery, and tools belonging to the university.

The last event in your M.Sc. studies is the graduation ceremony (Publiikki) where you will receive the degree certificate. You are supposed to dress formal black and you can have two guests. You will get an Alumni Pin. You can register to the ceremony using this form - and if you can not attend, you can specify how you want to receive the certificate:

Feedback Questionnaire for those about to graduate and already graduated students

Please answer the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland organization (TEK) survey:

The data will be used to develop The Computer Science and Engineering Degree Programme. Thank you in advance for your feedback! 

Master's degree graduation schedule and instructions are here.

 

Applying Degree Certificate

Request for Degree Certificate will be made in the OSAT system.

Important dates for applying degree

 

Archeology: Master’s seminar and Master's thesis

A student with archaeology as their major should start the Master’s seminar and the drafting of their Master’s thesis immediately after having finished their Bachelor’s thesis, i.e. in the autumn of their fourth year of studies. Most of the seminar sessions are arranged at the end of each term: November and December as well as April and May. To successfully complete the course, you must actively attend the sessions.

Graduation schedule for degree students

In order to graduate, you have to apply for the degree certificate. First you have to contact Academic Affairs Secretary Katja Hannula (katja.hannula(at)oulu.fi) so she can check your studies to make sure you have completed all the required courses, that are needed to graduate. Please do this well before the intended graduation date. She will also send you a link to fill out the online questionnaire for recent Master of Science graduates. After that you can fill out the electronic application for degree certificate in e-Services. Please remember to register also for the graduation event, when you fill out the electronic degree application: https://osat.oulu.fi

Degree certificates will be given to the students graduating that month in the Oulu Business School’s Graduation Events. You can bring max. 3 persons as your avec. The dress code for the event is smart casual. If you can’t attend the Graduation Event, you can collect the degree certificate from Faculty Study Affairs KE1020. If you live out of town, we can also send the degree certificate to you by registered mail.

Read instructions for electronic system (LATURI) for returning the master´s theses for the final assessment.

Summer 2020 and fall 2020 graduation schedule

Summer 2020

28.4. Last day to complete maturity examination
4.5. Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
20.5.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
22.5.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.5.  Graduation day
17.6.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event. - GRADUATION EVENT CANCELLED!

26.5. Last day to complete maturity examination
1.6. Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
17.6.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
24.7.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.7.  Graduation day
20.8.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event. - GRADUATION EVENT CANCELLED!

Fall 2020

6.8.  Last day to complete maturity examination
6.8.  Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
20.8.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
24.8.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.8.  Graduation day
10.9.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event.

25.8.  Last day to complete maturity examination
31.8.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
17.9.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
23.9.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
30.9.  Graduation day
8.10.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event.

29.9.    Last day to complete maturity examination
5.10.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
22.10.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
24.10.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.10.  Graduation day
12.11.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event.

27.10.  Last day to complete maturity examination
2.11.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
19.11.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
23.11.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
30.11.  Graduation day
10.12.  The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event.

24.11.  Last day to complete maturity examination
30.11.  Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
17.12.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
22.12.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.12.  Graduation day
21.1.2021. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available. The degree certificate and Diploma Supplement are available at the Graduation Event at 15.00 p.m. You can collect the degree certificate from Kompassi Service Point, if you don't participate in the graduation event.

 

 

 

TIMETABLE AND STEPS FOR GRADUATION IN SUMMER 2020 

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY

Stages

What to be done

Graduation on 30th of June

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.   

No later than

10.6.2020

 

Thesis to Laturi

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  

No later than

17.6.2020

Thesis evaluation by supervisors

The supervisors retriev the thesis from the Laturi and evaluate it.

No later than

24.6.2020

Degree programme Committee Meeting

The degree programme committee accepts the grade. 

24.6.2020

PSP accepted and all studies registered in WebOodi 

Student checks the records in WebOodi. Student also checks PSP. See note below. The studies accepted in PSP have to be completed and saved in WebOodi.NOTE! Kindly contact personal study plan (PSP) guide Eveliina Seppälä eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi  for finalizing your PSP and compilation of your studies for degree application 17th of June, 2020 at the latest.

No later than

25.6.2020

 

17.6.2020

Maturity test accepted and saved to register

Summary of the thesis is accepted as Maturity test (due to exception time with coronavirus).

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree Application in OSAT - system

Student applies for graduation in the OSAT-system and attaches to the degree application in OSAT-system*accepted PSP*document "Completed Study Modules" prepared together with the PSP guide 

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree  The Faculty grants the degree  June-July 2020

For possible further questions kindly contact study.medicine(at)oulu.fi. 

TIMETABLE AND STEPS FOR GRADUATION IN SUMMER 2020

MASTER´S PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BME) AT THE FACULTIES OF MEDICINE (FMED) AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (ITEE)

Stages

What to be done

Graduation on 30th of June

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.   

No later than

10.6.2020

 

Thesis to Laturi

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  

No later than

17.6.2020

Thesis evaluation by supervisors

The supervisors retriev the thesis from the Laturi and evaluate it.

No later than

24.6.2020

Degree programme Committee Meeting

The degree programme committee accepts the grade. 

24.6.2020

PSP accepted and all studies registered in WebOodi 

Student checks the records in WebOodi. Student also checks PSP and when needed contacts tutor teacher. See note below. The studies accepted in PSP have to be completed and saved in WebOodi.

NOTE! BME students at the FMED: Kindly contact personal study plan (PSP) guide Eveliina Seppälä (eveliina.seppala(at)oulu.fi ) for finalizing your PSP and compilation of your studies for degree application 17th of June, 2020 at the latest.

No later than

25.6.2020

 

17.6.2020

Maturity test accepted and saved to register

Summary of the thesis is accepted as Maturity test (due to exception time with coronavirus).

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree Application in OSAT - system

Student applies for graduation in the OSAT-system and attaches accepted PSP to the degree application in OSAT-system.  The BME students of the FMED also attaches a form "Completed Study Modules" prepared together with PSP guide.

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree  The Faculty grants the degree  June-July 2020

For possible further questions kindly contact study.medicine(at)oulu.fi. 

TIMETABLE AND STEPS FOR GRADUATION IN SUMMER 2020

Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the Faculties of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) and Medicine (FMED)

 

Stages

What to be done

Graduation on 30th of June

Thesis reviewed by supervisors and modified by student

 

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

No later than

10.6.2020

 

Thesis to Laturi

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

 

No later than

17.6.2020

Thesis evaluation by supervisors

The supervisors retriev the thesis from the Laturi and evaluate it.

 

No later than

24.6.2020

Degree programme Committee Meeting

 

The degree programme committee accepts the grade.

24.6.2020

PSP accepted and all studies registered in WebOodi 

Student checks the records in WebOodi. Student also checks PSP and when needed contacts tutor teacher (omaopettaja). The studies accepted in PSP have to be completed and saved in WebOodi.

 

No later than

25.6.2020

Maturity test accepted and saved to register

 

Summary of thesis is accepted as Maturity test (due to exception time with coronavirus).

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree Application in OSAT - system

Student applies for graduation in the OSAT-system and attaches accepted PSP to the degree application in OSAT-system.

   

No later than

25.6.2020

Degree

The Faculty grants the degree.

 

June-July 2020

For possible further questions please contact study.itee(at)oulu.fi. 

Last updated: 30.7.2020