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.

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

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 Wed 18.12.2019.

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). 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.Y ou 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 (December 18th, 2019) . Kaisa Tuominen will send a special invitation to students graduating December 18th 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.

 


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 2019-20

APPLICATION DEADLINE GRADUATION DAY DIPLOMA AWARDED

24.8.2019

31.8.2019

16.9.2019

23.9.2019

30.9.2019

14.10.2019

24.10.2019

31.10.2019

14.11.2019

23.11.2019

31.11.2019

17.12.2019, Graduation Event at 14-16

23.12.2019

31.12.2019

January 2020

24.1.2020

31.1.2020

14.2.2020

22.2.2020

29.2.2020

19.3.2020

24.3.2020

31.3.2020

14.4.2020

23.4.2020

30.4.2020

14.5.2020

24.5.2020

31.5.2020

16.6.2020, Graduation Event at 14-16

23.6.2020

30.6.2020

August 2020

24.7.2020

31.7.2020

August 2020

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.

Academic year 2019-2020 graduation schedule

7.8.  Last day to complete maturity examination
7.8.  Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
22.8.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
23.8.  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
12.9.  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.

27.8.  Last day to complete maturity examination
2.9.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
19.9.  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
9.10.  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.

1.10.    Last day to complete maturity examination
7.10.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
24.10.  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
14.11.  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.

29.10.  Last day to complete maturity examination
4.11.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
21.11.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
22.11.  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
12.12.  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.

26.11.  Last day to complete maturity examination
2.12.    Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
19.12.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
23.12.  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
23.1.  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.

SPRING 2020

7.1.  Last day to complete maturity examination
7.1.  Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
23.1.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
24.1.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.1.  Graduation day
13.2.  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.

28.1. Last day to complete maturity examination
3.2. Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
20.2.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
21.2.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
29.2.  Graduation day
12.3.  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.

25.2. Last day to complete maturity examination
2.3. Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
19.3.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
24.3.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
31.3.  Graduation day
8.4.  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.

31.3. Last day to complete maturity examination
6.4. Deadline for Master's Thesis to be sent electronically to Laturi (http://laturi.oulu.fi)
23.4.  Evaluation of Master’s thesis
23.4.  Fill out the application for the degree certificate in e-Services (all grades must be registered in WebOodi by this date)
30.4.  Graduation day
14.5.  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.

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.

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.
 

 

 

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 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.

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:

https://my.surveypal.com/Vastavalmistuneiden_palautekysely_2019_OY

he 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 is made in the OSAT system at the end of the studies about 5-6 weeks before the planned graduation. Important dates for applying degree.

You also need to submit the abstract of Thesis form to the study affairs office (study.itee@oulu.fi)

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.

Last updated: 31.10.2019