Important Dates in the spring of 2019

 

  • The faculties of the new Tampere University issue degree certificates from the beginning of 2019.
  • In 2019, the first day of issuing certificates is 30 January. If you want to graduate in January, submit your degree certificate application by Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
  • In the spring semester, all faculties issue degree certificates at least once a month. Due to the new university’s transition period, there will still be differences in the schedule for preparing degree certificates between the fields of education.
  • At the latest from the start of the academic year 2019 – 2020, the goal is to have similar schedules throughout the university. For this reason, pay attention to the instructions and guidelines issued in your own field of education in the spring term of 2019.
  • Submit your degree certificate application three weeks prior to the desired date of graduation, i.e. the date when the certificate is issued. You may submit your application when all mandatory study units and module grades are entered in the academic record.
  • In June 2019, the last day of issuing degree certificates is 19 June 2019. Faculties may give more detailed information about their summer schedules.

 

Graduation schedules in the spring semester 2019

The last days of submitting degree certificate applications

The days of issuing degree certificates
(mostly on Wednesdays)

9 January 2019

30 January 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

16 January 2019

6 February 2019

23 January 2019

13 February 2019

30 January 2019

20 February 2019

6 February 2019

27 February 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

13 February 2019

6 March 2019

20 February 2019

13 March 2019

27 February 2019

20 March 2019

6 March 2019

27 March 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

13 March 2019

3 April 2019

20 March 2019

10 April 2019

27 March 2019

16 April 2019 (Tue) (exception, Easter break on 17 – 23 April)

3 April 2019

24 April 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

10 April 2019

30 April 2019 (Tue) (exception due to May Day)

17 April 2019

8 May 2019

24 April 2019

15 May 2019

2 May 2019 (exception due to May Day)

22 May 2019

8 May 2019

29 May 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

15 May 2019

5 June 2019

22 May 2019

12 June 2019

29 May 2019

19 June 2019 including degrees in the field of technology

Important dates in the spring of 2019 (programmes of the former University of Tampere)

Bachelor’s degrees

You must make an agreement on the exact schedule with your thesis supervisor! Degree programmes/supervisors issue further instructions on submitting the bachelor’s thesis for examination! Examiners must evaluate the thesis within four weeks of the student’s maturity test.

Wed 24 April 2019: Maturity test (This the last recommended day for taking the exam).

Wed 29 May 2019: If you intend to graduate by 19 June 2019, this is the last day for you to submit the degree certificate application via NettiOpsu. Make sure that all study attainments and modules that belong to the degree are entered in the academic record prior to your application.

Wed 19 June 2019: This the last day when faculties issue degree certificates in June.

By following this schedule, you ensure that your degree certificate can be issued in June.

NB supervisors! In the spring term, you should evaluate the contents of maturity exams and send them to the Language Centre for language checking by Monday 10 June 2019. If the students want to graduate before the summer holiday, note that they are recommended to take the maturity exam already in April 2019.

The faculties may give additional instructions for the summer 2019. Applications can be submitted until the end of the spring semester 31 July 2019. However, those who submit the application towards the end may not receive their certificate until early August. The certificate can still be dated for July if all completed course units have been recorded by 31 July. For more detailed information, please contact your home faculty.

Master’s degree

You must make an agreement on the exact schedule with your thesis supervisor! Degree programmes/supervisors issue further instructions on the pre-examination of the thesis and the originality checking of the manuscript with the Turnitin software.    When the abstract of the thesis also serves as the maturity test, the reviewers of the thesis must provide their statements within three weeks after the thesis has been submitted for assessment.

 Tue 16 April 2019:  If you take a separate maturity test and want to graduate by 19 June 2019, submit your master’s thesis for examination via NettiOpsu by this date. The last recommended day for taking the maturity exam is 24 April 2019.

 Wed 30 April 2019: If you want to graduate by 19 June 2019 and the abstract of the thesis also serves as the maturity exam, submit your thesis for examination via NettiOpsu by this date.

 Wed 29 May 2019: If you intend to graduate by 19 June 2019, this is the last day for you to submit the degree certificate application via NettiOpsu. Make sure that all study attainments and modules that belong to the degree are entered in the academic     record prior to your application.

 Wed 19 June 2019: This is the last day when faculties issue degree certificates in June.

 By following this schedule, you ensure that your degree certificate can be issued in June.

NB supervisors! In the spring term, you should evaluate the contents of maturity exams and send them to the Language Centre for language checking by Monday 10 June 2019. If the students want to graduate before the summer holiday, note that they are recommended to take the maturity exam already in April 2019.

The faculties may give additional instructions for the summer 2019. Applications can be submitted until the end of the spring semester 31 July 2019. However, those who submit the application towards the end may not receive their certificate until early August. The certificate can still be dated for July if all completed course units have been recorded by 31 July. For more detailed information, please contact your home faculty.

Graduation ceremony in spring 2019

There will be two graduation ceremonies (the second one in Hervanta campus on 7th of June at 3 pm has been cancelled) in June: one graduation ceremony in Hervanta campus on Friday 7 June 2019 (at 6 pm) and one graduation ceremony in Central campus on Friday 14 June 2019 (at 6 pm). The ceremony in Hervanta campus is mainly for those who have studied in Hervanta campus, but you can also attend the ceremony in City Centre Campus if that suits you better.

Sign up for the ceremony here: https://www.lyyti.in/Valmistuneiden_juhla_2019_4424/en

If you want to graduate before the ceremony, submit your degree certificate application by Wednesday 15 May 2019. You can attend the ceremony if your studies are finished but you do not graduate in time for the ceremony.

Graduation ceremony is mainly for Master’s degree graduates but those Bachelor’s degree graduates who are eligible for Bachelor’s degree only are also invited to attend.

Graduation schedule for students pursuing a doctoral degree

As of 1 January 2019, degree certificates will be issued by the faculties of the new Tampere University.

  • Degree certificates will be issued in all the faculties at least once a month throughout spring 2019. The transitional phase of the merger between Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere will continue throughout the spring semester, and therefore the schedule for preparing degree certificates may differ between degree programmes. 
  • Doctoral students will be expected to deliver their application for a degree certificate at least two weeks before their preferred date of graduation. You may submit this application as soon as all the required entries appear in your academic records.
  • The degree certificate will be ready within two weeks after the graduation date. 

Graduation schedules in the spring semester 2019

Deadline for submitting
the application for a
degree certificate

Graduation date

The degree certificate
is ready at the latest

7 January 2019

30 January 2019 (exceptional
schedule in January)

 6 February 2019

6 February 2019

20 February 2019

 6 March 2019

13 March 2019

27 March 2019

 10 April 2019

10 April 2019

24 April 2019

 8 May 2019

8 May 2019

22 May 2019

 5 June 2019

29 May 2019

12 June 2019

 26 June 2019

 

The graduation dates for the rest of the year will be confirmed later on.
Please note that it will not be possible to graduate in July.