You can graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree after:

  1. You have completed the compulsory studies included in your degree.
  2. Your major and minor subject study modules as well as your module for other studies have been registered.
  3. You have completed at least 180 credits of studies that can be included in the degree.
     

You can graduate with a Master of Science degree after:

  1. You have completed advanced studies in your major subject, and your Master’s thesis has been approved.
  2. Your advanced study module and your module for other studies have been registered.
  3. You have completed at least 120 credits of studies that have not been incorporated into another degree.
     

You can graduate with a Doctor or Licentiate of Philosophy degree after:

  1. You have completed postgraduate studies in your major subject, and your PhD or Licentiate thesis has been approved.
  2. Your postgraduate study module have been registered.
  3. You have completed at least 60 credits of studies that have not been incorporated into another degree.

You must be registered for attendance or non-attendance for the term during which you will be awarded your degree. The degree diploma may be granted to a non-attending student provided that the student has completed all the studies required for the degree and these studies have been registered during the previous term.

Registration of study modules. Students must ensure that their major and minor subject studies as well as other studies have been registered as modules in Oodi. Students must check study and module grades. Before requesting their diploma, students can submit a correction application concerning converted grades to the department that registered the module in question.

Once you have submitted the form and your application has been processed, you will promptly receive the Bachelor’s Graduate Survey via email. All graduating students should take the survey before receiving their diploma. By taking the survey, you can influence how the University works to enhance the quality of education.

The graduation date is the date when the Faculty has received the student’s diploma application and found that the student has completed all the studies required for the degree.

The delivery time is approximately two or three weeks from when the application was submitted. In busy periods (i.e., June and December), the delivery period may be longer.

The diploma can be collected from Kumpula Student Services. If you cannot collect the diploma, it can be mailed to the address indicated on your diploma application form. The diploma will be delivered as a 2nd class letter. You must indicate on your diploma application form whether you will collect your diploma from Student Services or have it mailed to you. If the diploma goes missing or is damaged in transit, you can receive only a copy, not another original diploma.

Diploma applications are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and no applications will be given priority. Please also note that diploma applications will not be processed between 25 June and 31 July 2018.

Graduation in the spring term 2018

The graduation date will be the day the degree diploma application is submitted until 24.6.2018. All studies included in the degree must be completed and registered by the day the degree diploma application is submitted.

If the application is submitted between 25.6-31.7.2018 the graduation date will be 31.7.2018 and the degree diploma will be delivered in August.

If the application is submitted after 31.7.2018 the graduation will be on the autumn term. Please note this if your study right ends 31.7.2018.

You can request copies of your diploma subject to a fee of 8 € per copy. If you wish to obtain a copy of your diploma, send your request via email to kumpula-student@helsinki.fi and pay the fee in advance. You must enclose a copy of the fee-payment receipt with your request for a diploma copy.

The fee must be paid to the following account: Nordea FI23 1660 3000 0777 20. If you pay from abroad, the Swift code is NDEAFIHH. The recipient must be indicated as the Faculty of Science, and the reference number as 99113238. NB! Please make sure to quote the reference number.

The Faculty has not provided translations of diplomas since 1 January 2016. More information about translations of diplomas.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor or Master of Science, Licentiate or Doctor of  Philosophy degree can attend one of the two annual graduation ceremonies (June 14th and December 19th, 2018), depending on the term in which they graduate. Please notice that you will receive an invitation to Graduation Ceremony by e-mail. More information about the ceremony on intranet pages.

 

CONFERMENT CEREMONY

In addition, the Faculty of Philosophy organises a conferment ceremony at approximately five-year intervals, where Master’s and doctoral graduates receive the insignia associated with their degree. The Faculty of Philosophy is composed of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Educational Sciences and Pharmacy. Please find more information online. 

 

THE ALUMNI NET­WORK

We hope that you maintain contact with the Faculty and your department even after graduation.

By registering with the University’s Campus Alumni network, you will receive a newsletter about current events and research at the University four times a year. The network already includes hundreds of Faculty graduates.

Career Services offers career training and guidance also for alumni and recent graduates.

Congratulations on your graduation!